Speculative Writing: the Next Big Trend in Publishing?

Over the week-end something big happened to our culture. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber was reviewed by Marcel Theroux for the New York Times (see here). So what, you may ask? First, the reviewer, Marcel Theroux is someone worth listening to. He is a successful broadcaster and author in his own…

CLI-FI – A DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR CLAUDE NOUGAT

If this is a good interview, you should thank best-selling author Bob Rector, he had really good questions! CLI-FI – A DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR CLAUDE NOUGAT. Some of the books discussed: – New York under water: Monarch butterflies invade a small corner of the Appalachian mountains causing a scary “flight behavior”: Climate fiction also includes…

Book Cover for a Cli Fi Novel: Which is Best?

Cli Fi, or Climate Fiction, is rapidly becoming a widely accepted term to designate a new genre of books dealing with Climate Change but not only: many elements taken together – like the demographic explosion, growing income inequality, urbanization and the rapid industrialization of the Third World – contribute to threaten our survival on Earth….

Climate Fiction: A Hot New Genre?

Is climate fiction really a hot new genre (no pun intended)? Something remarkable has happened when American colleges start to use climate fiction to teach how to prepare for the coming climate crisis. Expect writers to sit up and listen – especially science fiction writers. The New York Times recently reported on it (see here)…