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Spotlight – Janice Pariat, Everything the Light Touches

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Wise, funny, touching, wide-ranging, deep-delving; whip-smart dialogue and graceful, paced sentences, thousands upon thousands of them. Written by a novelist with the eye of a poet, and a poet with the narrative powers of a novelist, this is […]

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Author Quotes

A sample of author quotes in Dragonfly.eco’s interviews going back to 2013: I grew up in a family that spent a lot of time out on the lands and waters, so being on the boat or in the forest felt like a second home to me. The result was that […]

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Spotlight – ​’Cúagilákv (Jess H̓áust̓i), Crushed Wild Mint

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book   This month we travel back to Canada, to the beautiful temperate rainforest on British Columbia’s west coast, to talk with Jess Housty, a writer and grassroots activist of Heiltsuk (Indigenous) and mixed settler heritage. They are based […]

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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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Spotlight – The Storm, Arif Anwar

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book     At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, Arif Anwar’s The Storm (Washington Square Press, 2021) “moves us deftly through time and across borders, beautifully illustrating the strange intersections we call fate, and reminding us how […]

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Indie Corner – J.J. Green – The Last Good Summer

Back to the Indie Corner series In this Indie Corner, I talk with J.J. Green, author of The Last Good Summer, published earlier this year and which is available from the usual online outlets as well as directly from the publisher, The Book Guild. I was intrigued because it’s set […]

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Spotlight – Gene Helfman

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Gene Helfman’s new novel FINS: A Novel of Relentless Satire is available at Amazon. You can also read more about it and Gene’s other books at his website. FINS combines elements of the typical shark horror story with […]

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Spotlight – Andrew F. Sullivan

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book This month we head virtually to near-future Toronto as we discuss Andrew F. Sullivan’s The Marigold (ECW Press, 2023). Weaving together disparate storylines and tapping into the realms of body horror, urban dystopia, and ecofiction, The Marigold explores […]

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Indie Corner – Earth’s Ecocide, David A. Collier

Back to the Indie Corner series The Earth’s Ecocide science fiction series is a thousand-year story of humanity struggling to cope with climate destruction and the awakening of artificial intelligence. What will life be like if global average temperatures increase 2°, 4°, or 8° Celsius? What will life be like […]

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Eco-Games

Thanks to so many wonderful game suggestions (primarily video games, but not all) from the Rewilding Our Stories community, we have a new eco-gaming section here at Dragonfly. While some games lean toward environmental lessons and strategize ways to reconstruct ecological systems, others beautifully immerse the player into an explorative […]

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Spotlight – Julie Janson

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book I was happy to get the chance to talk with Julie Janson, author of Madukka The River Serpent—an Indigenous crime novel about the mysterious disappearance of a Murri environmentalist, Thommo. The crime is not taken seriously by the […]

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Spotlight – E.G. Condé

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Sordidez is out in print and digital formats on August 1, 2023, by Stelliform Press. It’s an indigenous futurist science fiction novella set in Puerto Rico and the Yucatán by emerging author E.G. Condé. E.G. calls the novel […]

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Spotlight – M Jackson

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book The Ice Sings Back is newly out by Green Writers Press (February 20, 2023) and has received a lot of advanced praise. In M Jackson’s debut novel, when a young girl goes missing in the remote wilderness of […]

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Spotlight – Justine Norton-Kertson

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Bioluminescent: A Lunarpunk Anthology (Android Press, 2023; ordering): From space witches and communities of pagans finding harmony with nature to ecotopias aglow with bioluminescent plants, this first ever lunarpunk anthology brings a more spiritual, magical, and fantastical side […]

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Indie Corner – Zilla Novikov

Back to the Indie Corner series I’m thrilled to introduce Zilla Novikov and her new novel Query (tRaum, April 27, 2023). At the end of 2022, in December’s Dragonfly newsletter, I talked about increasing essays rather than interviews coming in the new year, and this is the first Indie Corner […]

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