Writing a love story to Antarctica by Midge Raymond

For me as a writer, place is essential to character. Every setting, whether an American city or an icy continent, has a personality, and where a character lives, or is from, is so vital to me in understanding that character. So I always begin a story not only with a character but with a senseContinue reading “Writing a love story to Antarctica by Midge Raymond”

Interview with S J Morden

Gallowglass by S J Morden was published this month by Gollancz. I talk to the author of the adult sci-fi novel about his new release, and his motivations for writing about climate change. Tell us about your new book. Gallowglass is a standalone near-future SF thriller about commercial asteroid mining – if you want anContinue reading “Interview with S J Morden”

Putting a Positive Spin on Rising Sea Levels by Clare Rees

It was a work-avoiding youtube wormhole. I can’t now remember what work it was that I was trying so hard not to do- marking, cleaning, lesson-planning maybe- but I was definitely being successful. I’d probably started off on a comedy cat video, but somehow, within a few clicks I’d ended up watching highlights from aContinue reading “Putting a Positive Spin on Rising Sea Levels by Clare Rees”

Interview with Cara Hoffman

The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield by Cara Hoffman was published this month by HarperCollins. I talk to the author of the middle grade novel about her new release, and her motivations for writing about climate change. Tell us about your new book. The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield is an environmental fable about frog and hisContinue reading “Interview with Cara Hoffman”

But we all know this stuff. Don’t we?

by Marcus Sedgwick Almost exactly 20 years ago, I was writing what would become my first published novel, Floodland. Set in a future Britain in which rising sea levels from climate change have seen half of the country disappear under the waves, it came out in March 2000. Obviously, the publication of one’s first bookContinue reading “But we all know this stuff. Don’t we?”

Climate Fiction in the news

Recommended books: STILLICIDE By Cynan Jones (New York Times) – “In “Stillicide,” the through-line is an iceberg headed for London. The novel opens many years after Britain has entered an extended drought, and enough time has passed for one phase of responses to yield to the next. After becoming a target for terrorists, a pipelineContinue reading “Climate Fiction in the news”