5 Cli-Fi Books Everyone’s Reading
Get onto the latest reading trend – climate fiction
April 21, 2017 | by Nirvaan Sarkar
QUOTES from Nirvaan Sarkar
''Paolo Bacigalupi is widely considered the father of cli-fi and his debut novel, The Windup Girl, ticks off all the boxes when it comes to dystopian fiction.''
''This genre is gaining traction to become one of the hottest new book trends of the year. Climate Fiction, shortened to cli-fi, deals with stories in which man made changes have wreaked havoc on the world. Environmental apocalypse is such a favourite of Hollywood, with movies like The Day After Tomorrow and Interstellar, that it’s not surprising to see cli-fi books on the rise. Check out our #Querated list that’ll help you dive into cli-fi.''
''Don’t judge The Bone Clocks’ simple plot, which is a chronology of the protagonist Holly Skyes’ life between 1984 and 2048, because Mitchell’s mastery of story and language will ensure that you’ll be hooked on this book from first page to last. Moving as far away from his previous hit novel, Cloud Atlas, as possible, The Bone Clocks is a great introduction to cli-fi.''
''In KSR's 2312, an advanced human race exists on several planets and moons. What turns out to be a simple death on Mercury sets off a chain of events that lead Swan Er Hong, who designs worlds in the solar system, to consider destroying them all. The book will make you wonder if the price of colonising other planets, when your own is slowly perishing, is too high. There’s precious little we can add without giving away the plot but rest assured, 2312is a satisfying read for anyone curious enough to dip their toes in cli-fi.''