ASU intro to new Cli-Fi short story anthology gives shout-out to cli-fi meme...
''We hope that this collection will help readers to make sense of climate
change, to grapple with all of the bewildering emotions associated with
climate imagination and climate reality, and to facilitate conversations
about the futures we want and how to create them.
The literary movement of
is often credited with playing
a major part in mobilizing societies to act on climate change. Climate
fiction, sometimes called “cli-fi,” has exploded over the last decade
and enjoys growing popularity. Amazon lists more than 2000 results
for “climate fiction,” and more than 400 for “cli-fi.”
are a growing number of anthologies and academic treatments. And
climate fiction novels are only one part of a larger cultural trend
that is beginning to explore climate change as a social and cultural
phenomenon, not just a scientific and policy issue.''