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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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Indie Corner – Amy Smiley

Back to the Indie Corner series This month I talk with Amy Smiley, author of Hiking Underground (Atmosphere Press, January 2023). Mary: Hi, Amy! So good to meet you. I have a few questions about your new novel Hiking Underground. We can start with what propelled you to write this […]

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Spotlight – Waubgeshig Rice

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book Moon of the Crusted Snow (ECW Press) kept me suspended and occupied over a few nights, and I was very happy to virtually meet up with the author, Waubgeshig Rice, to ask him some questions about his writing, […]

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Indie Corner – Jill Stukenberg

I’m so happy to welcome Jill Stukenberg to the Indie Corner and discuss her new novel News of the Air (Black Lawrence Press 2022). During our email exchange, I found some commonalities, including our love for northern Wisconsin, a place that also shaped my youth. Jill’s novel News of the […]

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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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Help Support Dragonfly.eco!

This site has always been ad-free, free to read, and freely supports authors and their books via interviews and promotions. I do this because I enjoy the field of eco-literature and want to share it near and far. I have never had a grant, patreon, or kickstarter. This site is […]

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Indie Corner – Sharon Heath

Back to the Indie Corner series I am so thrilled to share a conversation with Sharon Heath, author of the The Fleur Trilogy (Thomas Jacob Publishing, LLC) as well as a newer follow-up series, The Further Adventures of Fleur. Mary: When did you get interested in writing eco-fiction, and what […]

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Book Review – Dry by Neil and Jarrod Shusterman

Reviewed by Kimberly Christensen Young adult fiction Before you start this book, make sure you have a cold glass of water handy! Dry is a multifaceted exploration of a major drought event in Southern California, set in the modern day and entirely realistic feeling. The book follows five main characters, […]

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The Rooftop Garden, Menaka Raman-Wilms

Click here to return to the series This month we head to Germany, for the first time in the world eco-fiction series, to explore The Rooftop Garden (Nightwood Editions, October 2022), a debut novel from Menaka Raman-Wilms’—author, journalist, and host of The Globe and Mail’s The Decibel. Thanks to Menaka […]

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World Eco-fiction: A Recap

For December 2022’s spotlight on world eco-fiction, I’d like to celebrate our ten-year birthday with a look back at our spotlights and interviews throughout the years. Tidbits Here’s some interesting statistics from the past ten years: I’ve done 134 interviews, some with traditionally popular authors and some with indie authors. […]

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Aquarius Rising Trilogy, Brian Burt

Author: © Brian Burt Type: Series (Aquarius Rising) Publisher: Brian Burt Publication Date: October 18, 2022 Ordering: Amazon Author Links: Website, Twitter Back to the Dragonfly Library Aquarius Rising Trilogy (Prologue) Ocypode’s lungs burned. He pressed against the leprous wall festooned with corals and barnacles, on the lower level of […]

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