here is NEW YORK TIMES STORY on cli fi can you do something with it, expand, ask UK experts, lots of UK writers mentioned here NYTimes today news - USA College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/education/using-the-arts-to-teach-how-to-prepare-for-climate-crisis.html?hpw&rref=us&_r=0 New York Times-1 分鐘前 ... of the mushrooming subgenre of speculative fiction known as climate fiction, or cli-fi, novels like “Odds Against Tomorrow,” by Nathaniel Rich, ... Using the Arts to Teach How to Prepare for Climate Crisis New York Times-4 小時前 ... of the mushrooming subgenre of speculative fiction known as climate fiction, or cli-fi, novels like “Odds Against Tomorrow,” by On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Dan Bloom <email@example.com> wrote: > When I reached out and asked Adam Trexler what the functions and uses > of cli fi novels might be, he replied from his office in Oregon: > > "Climate change literature may warn about the dangers of disastrous > global warming -- e.g. "adding to the climate debate". Its more > important function is to help us understand what it means to live in > an era when climate change is already upon us, when its disastrous > effects are accumulating, and when we seem unable to address it in any > comprehensive way.' > > "Climate fiction has been written by authors who have won every major > literary prize," he said, adding: "Many novelists who have written > about climate are the most highly, critically regarded of our era: > Doris Lessing, JG Ballard, Will Self, TC Boyle, Jonathan Franzen, > Maggie Gee, Barbara Kingsolver, and Jeanette Winterson, to name but a > few. [I've compiled] a bibliography of over 300 climate change novels. > Of course there are science fiction novels, too, both simplistic and > highly sophisticated (see the novels by Kim Stanley Robinson and Paolo > Bacigalupi)." > > Trexler, who wrote a long and important essay about cli fi novels in > 2010, is currently putting the finishing touches to an academic book > he has written for UVA Press, titled ''Anthropocene Fictions." The > book will be the first comprehensive study of climate change novels, > and will be sure to finds readers around the world.