Impacts of Environmental Fiction – Survey Results — 3 Comments

  1. Excellent survey. As a middle grade ecofiction writer, I would think it impossible to get feedback on this topic with any great depth from kids, but I imagine the same psychological effects and reading preferences probably apply without them knowing. It would be nice to think that in twenty years, some of them might look back and realise that they changed their lives in some way to benefit the environment as a result of reading on of my stories. Even if it happens very slowly. I remember reading The Chrysalids thirty years after reading it at school, and I was gobsmacked by how much of its message had been impregnated in my brain without me knowing. I felt as though John Wyndham knew he was doing that, and it inspired me to use the same power if I could.

    • Thanks for your comments, Ian. I can look back on my life and see how I was really affected by reading stories that strongly reflected the natural world. Even though that might seem anecdotal, authors who I interview document the same thing.

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