Thursday, November 30, 2017

The best cli-fi novels of 2017

American novelist Amitav Ghosh stirred literary circles up recently with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change?

Well, it turns out that the answer is ''cli-fi,'' aka climate fiction, which Ghosh was aware of at the time of his writing and even mentioned in his book about climate change, The Great Denouement.  

Genre writing has been exploring the possible futures of climate change for many years, and 2017’s best cli-fi novels engage in powerful and varied ways with precisely that subject. For a list of these novels, check with the cli-fi category in the search windows at and and at the news links at

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