We are a group of authors who believe in the necessity of climate action, immediately and absolutely.
Fiction is one of the best ways to inspire passion, empathy and action in readers. Our works raise awareness of climate change, and encourage action at the individual, corporate and government levels.
“A body of writers working for a common cause cannot fail to influence public opinion.” – Women Writers Suffrage League, 1908
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As a former physicist, my writing is always science focussed. I’ve written a book about space travel inspired by special relativity (The Loneliest Girl in the Universe), a post-apocalyptic novel based on extinction and evolution (The Quiet at the End of the World), and multiple other stories with scientists at their heart. From the beginningContinue reading “Can a climate fiction novel be uplifting? by Lauren James”
I am really proud to have written a book about young activists. The young are all too often dismissed as naïve and ill-informed, when they are often quite the reverse. Clear-sighted and unburdened by the baggage of political bias or tribalism or the potential drag of adult experience, they see the world with an energyContinue reading “Young activists – to be encouraged! by Anthea Simmons”
I remember reading, twenty-five years ago, Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy about the colonization of the red planet. The idea that we humans could, over many decades, terraform an inhospitable, deadly atmosphere into something living seemed very cool. Back then I had no idea that our own planet’s atmosphere might become hostile in my lifetime.Continue reading “Geoengineering – what is it, and why should we be worried? by David Barker”
My first book Where The World Turns Wild came out in February last year, just as the COVID-19 crisis was building. Readers contacted me to say how struck they were by eerie parallels with the dystopian nightmare we were all living through: the virus there wasn’t (then) a vaccine for; the locked down cities; theContinue reading “Rewilding and our connections with the natural world by Nicola Penfold”
Picture books are powerful – they are often human’s first experiences of stories, and as such they have the power to literally shape who we are, and we carry these stories and messages into adulthood. They are also a chance for bonding between a child and their adult, often read at bedtime snuggled up togetherContinue reading “Using bat illustrations to write about big issues for young children by Emma Reynolds”
by Joanne O’Connell My debut novel, Beauty and the Bin was partly inspired by my food journalism, particularly by a column I wrote for the Guardian, about giving up supermarkets. For twelve months, I whizzed nettles into pesto, baked my own bread, grew vegetables, and stocked up on everything from chilli flakes to tomato ketchup at my localContinue reading “Journalism inspiring Fiction”
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Our newsletter runs every two weeks, and each issue features an essay about writing climate fiction by one of our members, an interview with the author of a newly published book, and a round-up of recent climate news.
Chitra Soundar interviews Gill Lewis about her latest book Song of the River ( illustrated by Zanna Goldhawk and published by Barrington Stoke), that explores violent storms and flooding while also discussing her picture book Pattan’s Pumpkin, which is an ancient folktale from India, which has the same themes. Chitra: I really enjoyed reading SongContinue reading “Lost soundscapes – birdsong, the sound of insects and amphibians”
My trilogy, Katja’s World Game, belongs to a new genre that I call ‘adapted climate change’. Why does climate change require a new genre? If we are to adjust to the ecological, social or economic systems related to climate change and its effects, we need to understand what is at stake. Why fiction? Because itContinue reading “Adapted climate change: a new genre by J. Ekstam”
Today the author of the experimental short story collection Our Shared Storm, Andrew Dana Hudson, talks to Sarah Blake, author of the adult dystopian novel Clean Air. Andrew Dana Hudson: Sarah, your novel Clean Air is ecofiction, but it also feels like pandemic fiction—the masks, the confined life, the focus on health dangers rather thanContinue reading ““Business is Booming, Nevermind the Climate””