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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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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 May newsletter is out! Each month I post a book […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Spotlight – Emily Grandy – Michikusa House

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book In Michikusa House (Homebound Publications, 2023), Winona Heeley spent the last year of recovery from eating disorders in rural Japan, at Michikusa House, alongside one other full-time resident: Jun Nakashima. Like Winona, Jun was a recovering addict and […]

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Paranoia

Discord writing prompt: The first contribution call is for personal narratives, ranging from 500-2,000 words, on how your life is affected by ecological changes, including climate change. © Jack Waro Jack Waro scribbles things about ecology and art at https://jackwaro.substack.com/. A pair of aging protestors and I stand beneath the […]

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