You’ve heard of sci-fi, but have you heard of ''cli-fi,'' aka climate-based fiction? This trend in literature and films (think Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and even Mad Max: Fury Road) seems like the current big thing but, really, it’s been around for a while.
Take ''Dune,'' the classic Frank Herbert novel (and creepy David Lynch movie) that turns 50 this year. The sustainability and ecoconscious themes are still—perhaps even more—relevant today, so it’s definitely worth a read, as is this article from Flavorwire that examines these concepts in the novel. Sorry, Netflix. We’ll be sticking our nose in a book this weekend.