Dystopian

Spotlight – Oghenechovwe Ekpeki, Zelda Knight, and Sheree Renée Thomas

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book From award-winning editorial team Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight comes an anthology of 32 original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African diaspora: Africa Risen: A New […]

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The Last Beekeper, Julie Carrick Dalton

“The Last Beekeeper is a moving novel about how radical hope can be kept alive in the face of personal grief and global loss.” -Matt Bell, author of Appleseed “Dalton writes with tension and sincerity that will thrill your soul. This wrenching story of the fate of the bees, and […]

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The Light Pirate, Lily Brooks-Dalton

Florida is slipping away. As devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels gradually wreak havoc on the state’s infrastructure, a powerful hurricane approaches a small town on the southeastern coast. Kirby Lowe, an electrical line worker; his pregnant wife, Frida; and their two sons, Flip and Lucas, prepare for the […]

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Tipping Point/Counterpoint, Michelle Cook

From Crooked Cat & Darkstroke Books: Tipping Point What would you risk to turn back the tide? Essie Glass might have been a typical eighteen-year-old—had life not dealt her an early blow. Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her family in a terrorist attack, and left with […]

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Meet Us by the Roaring Sea, Akil Kumarasamy

In the near future, a young woman finds her mother’s body starfished on the kitchen floor in Queens and sets on a journey through language, archives, artificial intelligence, and TV for a way back into herself. She begins to translate an old manuscript about a group of female medical students–living […]

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Monsters Born and Made, Tanvi Berwah

Eco-fiction is fiction that addresses the relationship between humans and their environment head-on rather than using it only as setting. …My upcoming dystopian fantasy novel, Monsters Born and Made, is set on an island stripped of resources surrounded by a vicious, unforgiving sea. The world burns with a hot sun, […]

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Venomous Lumpsucker, Ned Beauman

The near future. Tens of thousands of species are going extinct every year. And a whole industry has sprung up around their extinctions, to help us preserve the remnants, or perhaps just assuage our guilt. For instance, the biobanks: secure archives of DNA samples, from which lost organisms might someday […]

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Lark Ascending, Silas House

As fires devastate most of the United States, Lark and his family secure a place on a refugee boat headed to Ireland, the last country not yet overrun by extremists and rumored to be accepting American refugees.

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Denial, Jon Raymond

A futuristic thriller about climate change by the acclaimed screenwriter of First Cow, Meek’s Cutoff, and HBO’s Mildred Pierce. Denial is both a page-turning speculative suspense novel and a powerful existential inquisition about the perilous moment in which we currently live.

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Winds of Change, Sassor, Rothenberg, et al.

Announcing the 2nd edition! Visit Dragonfly Publishing for more. In the 2nd edition, you’ll find a brand new cover–now shown here—as well as an updated introduction and acknowledgments page, new author biographies, added poems from Michael Rothenberg’s latest book (In Memory of a Banyan Tree, Lost Horse Press, 2022), and […]

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Thrust, Lydia Yuknavitch

As rising waters–and an encroaching police state–endanger her life and family, a girl with the gifts of a carrier travels through water and time to rescue vulnerable figures from the margins of history

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Indie Corner – Aleksandar Nedeljkovic

Back to the Indie Corner series I’m happy to reboot our Indie Corner this month with a spotlight on Aleksandar Nedeljkovic and his novel ALT (Atmosphere Press, 2022). ALT offers a glimpse into a perilous near-future version of our world—one we feared would come for us but desperately tried to […]

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A House Between Earth and the Moon, Rebecca Scherm

A novel born out of speculation about climate change, this tale has the richest billionaire’s going to live on the moon while the rest suffer on an ecologically burnt Earth. Prescient and insightful, A House Between Earth and the Moon is at once a captivating epic about the machinations of big […]

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Scattered All Over the Earth, Yoko Tawada

Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is now remembered as “the land of sushi.” Hiruko, its former citizen and a climate refugee herself, has a job teaching immigrant children in Denmark with her invented language Panska (Pan-Scandinavian): “homemade language. no country to […]

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Grey Bees, Andrey Kurkov

Little Starhorodivka, a village of three streets, lies in Ukraine’s Grey Zone, the no-man’s-land between loyalist and separatist forces. Thanks to the lukewarm war of sporadic violence and constant propaganda that has been dragging on for years, only two residents remain: retired safety inspector turned beekeeper Sergey Sergeyich and Pashka, […]

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