Eco-Fiction and Cli-Fi

The genre of science fiction in which I write can be called eco-fiction or cli-fi (climate fiction). Eco-fiction (which is sometimes short for environmental fiction) focuses on a protagonist vs. nature approach, often with overtones of environmentalism (though an Anthropocene commentary is not necessary.) Cli-fi includes world-building focused on climate change and its consequences. They aren't the exact same thing, but they have significant overlap in many cases.

One of my favorite examples of eco-fiction is NK Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy (beginning with The Fifth Season). Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (the first in the MaddAddam trilogy) is another great read.

Have you ever read eco-fiction or cli-fi? If so, let me know which ones stuck with you.


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