Thursday, February 9, 2017

UPDATED WEEKLY: The latest ''cli-fi'' news links


UPDATED WEEKLY: The latest ''cli-fi'' news links

"Change in Literature and the Arts" by USER ID NAME OF ''MLynn'' at

Any relation to ''EmLynnS79'' re October 16, 1979 ?

Pure speculation!

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In case you missed it, a new ongoing feature at the CHIRB.


Burning Worlds is Amy Brady’s new monthly column (named after JG Ballard) examining trends in climate change fiction, or “cli-fi.”

In her first piece, she spoke with the man who coined the term “cli-fi” (Dan Bloom) about his reading suggestions.

**** Next month, in MARCH, she'll speak with science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about his forthcoming novel, ''New York 2140,'' set in a partially submerged Manhattan.



“Burning Worlds” is a new monthly literary column by Amy Brady dedicated to examining important trends in climate change fiction, or “cli-fi.” Debut: February 2017

Can Cli-Fi Save the Earth? No, but....   

Dan Bloom Hopes "Cli-Fi" Will Sway Some People

A Literary Hub article by Boston journalist James Sullivan:

 ''Climate science and cli-fi – where data intersects with art,'' an Oped by Cat Spark in Australia, author of her debut cli-fi novel LOTUS BLUE -

How the literature of 1816 has inspired the creation of 'cli-fi'

BBC News-2016年9月2日
The last few summers have been the hottest on record, but 200 years ago people experienced a very different problem after the 1815 eruption ...

Climate gadfly coins literary term to save the planet – 'Cli-Fi'

Independent Australia-2016年10月5日
"I'm a cli-fi missionary, and I'm hoping to make it eventually to Australia and end my days there. A cousin of mine from St. Louis, Mark Epstein ...
From Beijing, China newspaper:


这类体裁的作品常称为“气候科幻”(climate fiction, cli-fi ),简而言之,就是探讨气候变化可能带来的极端后果。 其实此类概念也并非新鲜事物。19 ...



The Exhaustion of Literature: Croatian literary activist Dubravka Ugrešić


A woman writing under the name of mlynn wrote this "Climate Change in Literature and the Arts" at [Could this be the very elusive LynnS79 at Wikipedia who deleted her entire ID for LynnS79 in December 2016 in order to cover up her tracks? Could be her middle name?]