World Eco-Fiction

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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Australian Spotlight, James Bradley

Click here to return to the series The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually lived–not through the […]

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Spotlight – Rae Mariz

Click here to return to the series The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually lived–not through the […]

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Spotlight – Lauren James

Click here to return to the series The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually lived–not through the […]

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Spotlight – Dennis Mombauer

Click here to return to the series About the Book This month we head to Sri Lanka, where we explore a creepy old mansion at the edge of a creepy forest. I’m already getting in the mood for autumn and haunted places, can you tell? Reading Dennis Mombauer’s The House […]

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Spotlight – Katie Welch

Click here to return to the series About the Book This month, I’m happy to re-introduce Katie Welch to Dragonfly; we’ve talked in the past about her book The Bears. Katie and I met some time ago, when I lived on Canada’s west coast. She eventually headed to Vancouver to […]

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Spotlight – Jewell Parker Rhodes

Click here to return to the series About the Book This month we travel to California, a beautiful state to which many dreamers have traveled. It’s also an area where wildfires have increased each year. According to NASA: Eight of the state’s ten largest fires on record—and twelve of the […]

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The Devil’s Dictionary, Steven Kotler

Click here to return to the series About the Book I’m always excited to talk with authors living in and writing about different places around the world. Steven Kotler’s newest novel, The Devil’s Dictionary (St. Martin’s Press, November; hardcover in April), takes place in an abundance of locales, including London, […]

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The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Click here to return to the series About the Book Occasionally, the world eco-fiction series explores anthologies and interviews editors who produce them; today we’re talking with author Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, editor of The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction. The description of the book from the publisher, Jembefola, is: The […]

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Spotlight – Erica Ferencik

Click here to return to the series About the Book This month we travel to the Arctic—Greenland, specifically—with author Erica Ferencik, via her novel Girl in Ice (March 1, 2022, Scout Press/S&S). I’m absolutely floored after chatting with Erica about her firsthand experiences when writing. Valerie “Val” Chesterfield is a […]

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The Beautiful and Dangerous Ecology in A Song of Ice and Fire

Click here to return to the series This article contains a few spoilers. To follow along, it’s helpful for the reader to be familiar with author George RR Martin’s series and the screen adaption Game of Thrones—this article is based off the novels, particularly Book 1. Update: I first published […]

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Spotlight – Pola Oloixarac, Dark Constellations

Click here to return to the series About the Book There’s something about looking up at the night sky and trying to find some sort of meaning beyond all the magic and beauty. We might become transfixed for hours at both the light and dark parts of the night sky. […]

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Spotlight – Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Click here to return to the series I had a wonderful talk with Michael Mohammed Ahmad, editor of the anthology After Australia, founding director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, author, and so much more. Our conversation opened up doors for me to explore the promotion of literacy around the […]

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Spotlight – Premee Mohamed

Click here to return to the series This month we travel virtually to Alberta, the home of Premee Mohamed and also where her novella The Annual Migration of Clouds (ECW Press, September 2021) takes place. I admit to being drawn to this book because I often search for fiction about […]

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Spotlight – Bijal Vachharajani

Click here to return to the series I virtually met author Bijal Vachharajani this past summer at Scotland’s CYMERA Festival of Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Writing. We talked with host and author Lauren James, along with author James Bradley, about how we were motivated to write stories that focus around […]

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