Articles by: Mary Woodbury

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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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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Spotlight – Tiffany Morris – Green Fuse Burning

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Green Fuse Burning (Stelliform Press, 2023) is “a transformative Indigenous eco-horror novella from Mi’kmaw writer Tiffany Morris.” “Green Fuse Burning is an impressively vigorous fiction debut from a truly dynamic storyteller. Tiffany Morris has laid out a concise […]

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Fathomfolk, Eliza Chan

Revolution is brewing in the semi-submerged city of Tiankawi, between humans and the fathomfolk who live in its waters. This gloriously imaginative debut fantasy, inspired by East Asian mythology and ocean folk tales, is a novel of magic, rebellion and change.Read more at Hachette Book Group.

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Land of Milk and Honey, C Pam Zhang

Sensuous and surprising, joyous and bitingly sharp, told in language as alluring as it is original, Land of Milk and Honey lays provocatively bare the ethics of seeking pleasure in a dying world. It is a daringly imaginative exploration of desire and deception, privilege and faith, and the roles we […]

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The Morningside, Téa Obreht

After fleeing their home, Silvia and her mother have relocated to a crumbling luxury tower—the Morningside—in a not-so-distant future where their city is half underwater. This touching and inventive novel follows a young woman searching for meaning and belonging, both through her loving aunt’s stories and the enigmatic resident of […]

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Spotlight – Suniti Namjoshi – The Good-Hearted Gardeners

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book I enjoyed reading this witty novella set in lively gardens with speaking animals, two lovers discovering each other and how language envelops their world, and the whims of other gardeners and intermittent poetry, all beneath sunny London skies. […]

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To Labor for the Hive, Jamie Liu

Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors A beekeeper finds a new sense of purpose and community after helping to develop a warning system for floods. Artist credit: Stefan Große Halbuer Syndication attribution: This story is part of Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, a climate fiction contest from […]

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Cabbage Koora: A Prognostic Autobiography, Sanjana Sekhar

Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors Across generations and a changing world, an Indian family preserves its traditions through food, dance, and connection. Artist credit: Mikyung Lee Syndication attribution: This story is part of Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, a climate fiction contest from Grist. Imagine 2200 […]

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Indie Corner – Overlord, Eric James Fullilove

Back to the Indie Corner series Today I chat with Eric James Fullilove, author of Overlord (Atmosphere Press), a climate change speculative fiction novel. Eric James Fullilove is an MIT graduate, CPA, and published author. He has worked in mainstream media (CBS, Young and Rubicam advertising, and Scholastic, the children’s […]

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