Thursday, May 23, 2024

Cli-Fi Reading List

Really Cli-Fi

https://bookshop.org/p/books/parable-of-the-sower-octavia-e-butler/19767724?ean=9781538732182

https://bookshop.org/p/books/orleans-sherri-l-smith/15677077?ean=9780147509963 (YA)

https://bookshop.org/p/books/war-girls-tochi-onyebuchi/16013666?ean=9780451481672 (YA)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34932175-leila

https://www.powells.com/book/zahrah-the-windseeker-9780547020280?&PID=25450

Thirteen-year-old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal girl — she grows her own flora computer, has mirrors sewn onto her clothes, and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle.

Authors like Amitav Ghosh, Arif Anwar and Saad Z Hossain, either Southasians or members of the Southasian diaspora, have been pioneers of the literary movement to address climate change, with Ghosh's work in particular standing as a major inspiration for the recent cli-fi wave. 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42436500-gun-island

 The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanDermee

Stephen Markley's The Deluge. Around the year 2036, Bangladesh is swallowed by a cyclone of historic proportions, prompting a humanitarian catastrophe


 American War by Omar El Akkad 


Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan

Gamechanger by L.X. Becket 

Environmental Disaster Fiction 

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51794532-how-beautiful-we-were

Tentacle, by Rita Indiana (2018): This sinister novel, set in the Caribbean during a time of environmental collapse sparked by three ecological disasters, reflects on the region’s colonial history as it portrays an era of capitalism run amok. It was originally published in Spanish under the title La mucama de OmicunlĂ©.

Not sure

The City We Became.  N.K. Jemison 

Links to Lists of Cli-Fi

https://storiesforearth.com/2021/02/11/black-cli-fi-and-ecofiction-authors/

https://theliteraryplatform.com/stories/climate-fiction-and-the-global-south-a-conversation/

https://grist.org/fix/climate-fiction/definitive-climate-fiction-reading-list-cli-fi-books/

https://www.himalmag.com/culture/southasia-in-contemporary-climate-fiction

https://www.reddit.com/r/printSF/comments/nf2mck/best_clifiscifi_with_strong_environmentalist/

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