January 23, 2017 A.D. "Anno Donaldo"
webposted by The Newshawkers -in- action Group
by unknown writer [since the link which worked last week went dead today and no longer works and instead sends us to a completely different set of threads so we are not sure who wrote this or if an autobot wrote it instead]
Given that many books discussed as being cli-fi are set in the future, some might go a step further to say that the genre is a subgenre of sci-fi and speculative fiction, and of course related to climate change, whether it is set in the past, the future or the present.
In 2013, a literary critic wrote an essay for Dissent Magazine, headlined "The Birth of a Genre: Cli-Fi" which discussed climate change in literature. Something she said about the cli-fi books included in her essay still resonates today.
''[Cli--fi novels] refashion myths for our age, appropriating time-honored narratives to accord with our knowledge and our fears.''