World Eco-Fiction

World Eco-fiction Series

Welcome to the World Eco-fiction Series: Climate Change and Beyond. This spotlight series travels the planet exploring fictional stories close to natural landscapes and wildlife, often with environmental concerns. If you like this series, check out our article at Medium, “Around the World in 80 Books: A Guide to Ecological […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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