Friday, April 29, 2011

Ten works of fiction to change the way you look at nature

At io9 Annalee Newitz named ten works of fiction that might change the way you look at nature, including:
The Alchemist and The Executioness, by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell

Bacigalupi and Buckell are known for their eco-themed science fiction, and now they've produced two linked fantasy novellas set against a backdrop of mystical climate change. In the world that both stories share, magic is forbidden but widely practiced - and each time a spell is cast, the horrific poisonous "bramble" grows larger, threatening to make the world unlivable. (Available only as an audiobook, which you can enjoy without using dead tree bodies.)
Read about two more novels on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue