Haline, Sundeep Ahuja

Haline is a stark look at a post-climate change future, a world licking its wounds after decades of war and famine in which resources are scarce and government tyrannical. It is the answer to the troubling and timely question: What if we do nothing? Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads Buy […]

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Tribulation: A Novel of the Near Future, Thomas Lewis

When Brian Trent calls his retired father, on an evening in the near future, to say, “We’re going to the Farm,” William reacts with alarm. Because Brian, a top reporter for The Washington Post, is really saying that he believes the country’s economy is about to crash, and that he […]

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The Future Looks Drier for the Colorado River Basin

Nearly every climate change model puts a red bulls-eye on the Colorado River Basin, suggesting profound temperature increases over the coming decades. It’s going to get much hotter and drier. The future of water—and life—in the West will be very different from anything we’ve come to expect. -National Geographic News […]

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The Islands at the End of the World, Austin Aslan

In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if […]

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Carbon Diaries 2015, Saci Lloyd

In 2015, when England becomes the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing in a drastic bid to combat climate change, sixteen-year-old Laura documents the first year of rationing as her family spirals out of control. Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads Buy on Amazon

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The Raincoast Saga, Morgan Nyberg

Part I. The Fixer The Fixer, a novella, chronicles the year leading up to the global collapse upon which The Raincoast Saga is based. A man who works for a powerful investment firm travels the world attempting to fix financial problems. In the process he is caught up in a […]

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The Straw that Broke, Gregory Zeigler

In a parched and frightening future in which two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living under severe water shortages, The Straw That Broke is a modern allegory, shedding light on the desperate clashes over precious water, and on our imperiled future. Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads Buy […]

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The Sibyl Reborn, J. Perry Kelly

In The Sibyl Reborn, a speculative urban fantasy that spans Man’s prehistoric creation and pending dooms, a prophetess cursed from antiquity reincarnates to save the future only to learn that she might be a pawn who seals our fate. Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads Buy on Amazon

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Surviving Abe, J.Z. O’Brien

When meteorological events align and launch Winter Storm Abe on an unprepared populace, the U.S. struggles during the worst megastorm in its history. As the outside environment deteriorates, a group of radical environmentalists exploit the ongoing natural disaster with an inside cyber attack on software controlling the availability of America’s […]

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In Ark: A Promise of Survival, Lisa Devaney

In the year 2044, Mya Brand lives in New York City and pursues her passion—trying to digitally save the life story of every human on the planet before climate change makes Earth un-liveable. Recovering from a failed marriage, she stays laser-focused on her mission. With support from her actress best […]

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On Such a Full Sea, Chang Rae-Lee

On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-Rae Lee’s elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from […]

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Zodiac, Neal Stephenson

Sangamon Taylor’s a New Age Sam Spade who sports a wet suit instead of a trench coat and prefers Jolt from the can to Scotch on the rocks. He knows about chemical sludge the way he knows about evil — all too intimately. As he navigates this ecological thriller with […]

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Interview with John Atcheson of A Being Darkly Wise

I had the pleasure of interviewing author John Atcheson after reading his novel A Being Darkly Wise, which is the first part of a trilogy. I read this novel in the course of less than a week, deeply hooked on what it was saying and where it was leading us. […]

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Flight of the Goose: A Story of the Far North, Lesley Thomas

Flight of the Goose: a Story of the Far North is award-winning fiction set in the Alaskan Arctic. Told from both Kayuqtuq’s and Leif’s perspectives, Flight of the Goose is a tale of cultural conflict, spiritual awakening, redemption and love in a time when things were, to use the phrase of […]

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Fish Tank: A Fable for our Times, Scott Bischke

Fish Tank is an allegorical tale about how various fish species with both complementary and competing needs are faced with an environmental crisis and must come together to ensure their survival. This book has drawn comparisons to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and I think that this is a fair comparison. […]

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