Indie Corner – The Groundworld Heroes, Adrian So

About the Book   This Indie Corner shares a Turning the Tide spotlight, which is a section of the site that highlights eco-fiction for younger audiences. In fact, this month’s author, Adrian So, had his novel accepted for publication at age 14. The Groundworld Heroes is coming out this August […]

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News and Events

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 June 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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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: June/July’s Indie Corner spotlight shines on Adrian So, young author of the children’s novel The Groundworld Heroes. Teen Library Toolbox: From Page […]

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Pearce Oysters, Joselyn Takacs

Pearce Oysters, a lush, evocative, finely-drawn debut novel set on the Louisiana coastline during the historic 2010 oil spill, follows the Pearce family, local oyster farmers whose business, family, and livelihood are all on the brink of collapse. Eye-opening, eco-fiction at its best, Pearce Oysters highlights the grit and beauty […]

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Last House, Jessica Shattuck

“Last House soars, sweeping us through the 1960s to the near future, and following the river of oil that influences American policy. But the novel’s great beating heart is the particularities of the lives of two captivating women–one bound by social mores, the other trying to dismantle them. The sublime […]

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Spotlight – Charlie J. Stephens

About the Book Charlie J. Stephens‘ A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest came out by Torrey House Press this April. In 1980’s Oregon, Smokey is figuring out how to survive childhood with a young mom who is increasingly desperate in her search for love. As their mother’s boyfriends come and go, […]

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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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