Climate Fiction

Climate change is upon us! Anyone who still hasn’t realized that deserves to be made fun of, but that’s the topic for another post. Interestingly, this massive issue has also spawned a new genre of literary fiction. It’s intriguing to speculate how human life will be continuing in a world where eco-systems, and most probably food production, will be radically altered by a changed climate.

It seems that the term cli-fi originated in about 2007. I wasn’t even aware of it when I wrote “The Mindpost” in 2014, about Australia in a world destroyed by a warmed climate. The book is very Hunter S. Thompson-inspired, with a lot of crass humor. Maybe it will experience a revival now that it has a literary genre to fit in!