Friday, October 09, 2015

Six top sci-fi books about the changing climate

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well. One of Somers's top six science fiction books about our climate changed future, as shared at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi

Bacigalupi’s grim novel tells a story that seems familiar at first: drought conditions have wreaked havoc on a huge section of the Southwestern United States. Water has become the most precious resource in the world, spurring the creation of private armies and near-wars between states and corporations over water rights. The world on the wrong side of the borders is realistically awful, and the mystery surrounding an ancient water treaty that will change the whole playing board is engrossing. But the main lesson is that ecological disaster, like war and plague, will be run by corporations for profit, because that’s how the modern world works.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: ten top climate change fiction books for young readers.

--Marshal Zeringue