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Dragonfly has changed from Substack to Buttondown for our newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter to read more news, and see our news archives here. Note that this newsletter is free. Donations are accepted, but nothing is behind a paywall. The May newsletter is out! Each month I post a book […]

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World Eco-fiction Series

Welcome to the World Eco-fiction Series: Climate Change and Beyond. This spotlight series travels the planet exploring fictional stories close to natural landscapes and wildlife, often with environmental concerns. If you like this series, check out our article at Medium, “Around the World in 80 Books: A Guide to Ecological […]

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Author Quotes

A sample of author quotes in Dragonfly.eco’s interviews going back to 2013: Humans have historically found ways to tell stories about our origins, and I wanted to consider this big moment of change an opportunity to rewrite who we think we are, merging aspects of who we’ve been with who […]

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InSight, Paul S. Piper

Can too much insight be dangerous? Jack Toyokata, a coder in the Seattle high-tech world, begins experiencing severe memory loss and resorts to an Internet supplement called InSight. Remarkably, the supplement works, but it has side-effects. Jack begins experiencing dreams of past murders from the victim’s point of view. With […]

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Spotlight – Suyi Davies Okungbowa

About the Book Lost Ark Dreaming is out May 21, 2024: Macmillan Publishers/Tordotcom. The brutally engineered class divisions of Snowpiercer meet Rivers Solomon’s The Deep in this high-octane post-climate disaster novella by Nommo Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa. Off the coast of West Africa, decades after the dangerous rise of […]

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Budhini, Sarah Joseph

Translated by her daughter, Sangeetha Sreenivasan, a fiercely individualistic novelist herself, Sarah Joseph’s Budhini powerfully invokes the wider bio-politics of our relentless modernization and the dangers of being indifferent to ecological realities. Read more at Penguin House India.

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We Speak Through the Mountain, Premee Mohamed

In this powerful follow-up to her award-winning novella The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed is at the top of her game as she explores the conflicts and complexities of this post-apocalyptic society and asks whether humanity is doomed to forever recreate its worst mistakes. See more at ECW Press.

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Earth Day – Rewilding Our Stories

Welcome to Earth Day at Dragonfly, where the Rewilding Our Stories Discord members share with you some of our highly recommended ecologically themed novels (and one TV series). We also share what we’re reading so far in our 2024 book club. We created a Discord book club channel and an […]

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Book Recommendations

Because I’ve written (or have found) quite a few lists of ecologically oriented fiction, I thought I’d finally compile them for readers wanting to know about some of the best eco-fiction stories. There’s always the big database, too, where you can search by author, title, audience, genre, and more. My […]

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Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide: The Youngest Generation Spotlight Series Children’s bookshelf | YA/teen bookshelf | Book reviews | Spotlights | Resources and teacher links | Games | Films News: Teen Library Toolbox: From Page to Planet: Inspiring Young Environmental Champions through Fiction, by Dana Klisanin. I’m absolutely thrilled to see this […]

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Indie Corner – The Botanist by W.R. Woodbury

Back to the Indie Corner series This Indie Corner revisits author W.R. Woodbury and his new novel The Botanist. In this seven episode work of literary fiction, a young man partakes of psilocybin mushrooms with a native shaman in the Pacific Northwest, and discovers that he hears voices from plants […]

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Spotlight – Donna M Cameron

About the Book The Rewilding (Transit Lounge, 2024) is an exhilarating and unforgettable love song for our world. Heartbroken and in fear for his life, corporate whistle blower, Jagger Eckerman, escapes to hide out in a remote cave, but kick-arse radical, Nia Moretti, is furious a ‘capitalist suit’ has taken […]

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Naniki, Oonya Kempadoo

“Time-bending, world-bending, heart-bending, Naniki is truly luminous … a lyrical spiritual Afro-Indigenous epic set in a climate ravaged Caribbean… two elemental beings, Amana and Skelele, must find their way across the present and the past if the world is to have a future.  Kempadoo has outdone herself: this is what […]

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Climate and Ecological Films

Eco-fiction isn’t limited to just the written word. It can include films and even games. Check back often, as I will update this post when new movies come out. This is just a sample listing, so if you think something should be included, please contact me. Most of these films […]

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