Apocalyptic

The Change Trilogy, James Bradley

As I wrote The Silent Invasion, other pieces began to fall into place: the arrival of something alien on Earth; widespread panic and the battle for control; the idea of replication and the uncanny. And perhaps most importantly, the idea of a natural world that was no longer passive, but […]

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Ice, Anna Kavan

Anna Kavan’s novel “Ice,” a fantasia about predatory male sexual behavior that takes place during an apocalyptic climate catastrophe, was first published fifty years ago. (An anniversary edition has just been released by Penguin Classics.) It was the last novel that Kavan published before she died in 1968—there have since […]

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Weatherfronts, Sarah Butler et al.

As Peter Gingold, Director, Tipping Point, says: “This most grandiose and abstract subject is experienced at a very personal level, making its demands on the way we live with partners – or with friends, neighbours and communities. This must be fruitful.” The pieces in this collection were commissioned by TippingPoint, […]

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2047: Short Stories from Our Common Future, Tanja Rohini Bisgaard et al.

As citizens on this blue planet of ours, we are currently experiencing great changes when it comes to global warming, pollution, and toxic substances—such as microplastic—that end up in our food and our drinking water. In addition, flora and fauna are disappearing from the places where we played when we […]

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America City, Chris Beckett

In this vivid and disturbing climate-change novel, Chris Beckett, winner of the Arthur C Clarke award, compellingly illustrates the consequences of our species’ fatal hard-wiring. Though a knight’s move away from his acclaimed sci-fi trilogy Dark Eden, Mother of Eden and Daughter of Eden, his new work shares a preoccupation with […]

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Carbon Run, J. G. Follansbee

What if your father had to run for his life? Carbon Run is an exciting thriller set in a dystopian world ravaged by climate change. Fossil fuels are banned, pirates smuggle oil, and governments erase citizens’ identities. According to the author, this novel is second in the Tales from a […]

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Interview with Cat Sparks, Ecopunk

I want to thank Cat Sparks, author of Lotus Blue and contributor to the upcoming Ecopunk! – Speculative Tales of Radical Futures anthology (Ticonderoga Publishing, 2017) for taking time out of her very busy schedule to talk to Eco-fiction about this collection of short stories that she edited with Liz […]

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Tropic of Kansas, Christopher Brown

Tropic of Kansas is a science fiction novel that goes outside. It follows two characters into an American landscape that has no more to give. And the deeper they get into that landscape, the more they see that the social and economic injustices of their world are rooted in the society’s […]

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Agency, William Gibson

Due out in January 2018, the novel will travel between two periods: one in present-day San Francisco, where Clinton’s White House ambitions are realised; and the other in a post-apocalyptic London, 200 years into the future after 80% of the world population has been killed. –The Guardian In William Gibson’s […]

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Walkaway, Cory Doctorow

Coming April 25, 2017 from Tor Books: It’s been almost a decade since we’ve had a new adult novel from Cory Doctorow. In the future, anyone can print up anything that they need to survive. A communist named Hubert, Etc falls in love with a rich heiress named Natalie, and […]

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The Race, Nina Allan

Set in a future Great Britain scarred by fracking and ecological collapse, The Race is the first full-length novel from Nina Allan, winner of the 2014 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (Spin, TTA Press), and the prestigious Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for Best Translated Work (Complications/The Silver Wind, Editions […]

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The Dark Roads, Wayne Lemmons

In 2020 the sun betrays the inhabitants of planet Earth, finally penetrating an abused ozone layer, and scorching the world and decimating its population. A group of men including Richie, Buddy, and the unlikely Elvis resolve that times are way too hot in Miami, Florida and decide to trek out, […]

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Into the Forest, Jean Hegland

This novel, published in 1998, won the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Nominee for Fiction (Finalist) (1997), and James Tiptree Jr. Award Nominee for Longlist (1996). It is currently a movie directed by Ellen Page, airing June 3, 2016. See Dragonfly’s blog post about the movie based off the book. […]

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The Mandibles: : A Family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver

This is not science fiction. This is a frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon, from the pen of perhaps the most consistently perceptive and topical author of our times. -Goodreads It’s a toss up whether my dread comes from […]

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Mara and Dann, Doris Lessing

An emotionally involving science-fantasy novel with a focus on history and sociological relevance, Mara and Dann is Doris Lessing’s return to magic realism after a number of autobiographies and books of essays. As with most of her work, this tale is set in Africa (now known as Ifrik) but several […]

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