Climate Fiction Writers League

Climate Fiction Writers League
Over 100 authors using our work to raise awareness about climate change. Subscribe for writing essays, interviews and climate news.
Created 24 Nov 2020
  • Join the climate scavenger hunt
    30 Nov 2021 • 16 min read
    My new book, Green Rising, is a climate thriller inspired by movements like Extinction Rebellion. I wanted to write about teenage activists who have the power to make real, decisive change in the clim...
  • Decentring the Human in Climate Fiction
    16 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    In the month of COP26, there is no doubt that we are at a pivotal moment for humanity. The decisions made, good or bad, will have profound and long-reaching implications for everyone on this planet. B...
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Climate Crisis
    02 Nov 2021 • 15 min read • 1 0
    Most of us have been to one of those meetings where the speaker asks us to answer a question using our smartphones and the answers appear dynamically in a wordcloud on the screen. My favourite wordclo...
  • Solastalgia: climate change nostalgia
    19 Oct 2021 • 16 min read
    I didn’t know I was writing solarpunk. My aim was to write hard science fiction, to see if it was possible to communicate climate science in a way that actually cut through, by writing it into a novel...
  • Apocalypse, not – why I wrote a romantic comedy about climate change
    05 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    ‘What is the krill issue, Rory?’ ‘The krill issue is...’ Rory ponders, ‘very serious. Very, very serious.’ Melt by Lisa Walker I’m the kind of writer who likes a challenge. Tell me that climate change...
  • Ten Eco-Fiction Novels Worth Discussing
    21 Sep 2021 • 20 min read • 1 0
    In most fiction, environment plays a passive role that lies embedded in stability and an unchanging status quo. From Adam Smith’s 18th Century economic vision to the conceit of bankers who drove the 2...
  • Positivity in the apocalypse: can a climate fiction novel be uplifting?
    07 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    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...
  • The Folklore Behind the Fiction
    24 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
    Leviathans It was not enough; the Hafgufa, whale-eater, ship-swallower, rock-toothed maw of the deep, insouciant crusher of vikings into bone splinter and driftwood. It was not enough; the Lyngbakr, h...
  • Geoengineering – what is it, and why should we be worried?
    10 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    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, de...
  • Good guys and bad guys: a writer’s perspective
    27 Jul 2021 • 22 min read • 1 0
    The original prototype for my novel America City was a short story I wrote in 2012 about an American politician called Stephen Slaymaker. I wanted to write about global warming, and the context of the...
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