Friday, December 18, 2015

Seven great novels depicting an environmental apocalypse

At io9 Maddie Stone tagged seven great novels that show the real terrifying prospect of climate change, including:
Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich (Macmillan)

In a not-too-distant future Manhattan, mathematician Mitchell Zukor is hired by financial consulting firm FutureWorld to crank out worst-case predictions for the future, which are sold to corporations at a profit. Just as Zukor’s scenarios are reaching apocalypse proportions, a disastrous hurricane floods New York City. A fast-paced literary thriller, Odds Against Tomorrow reveals a world where humanity’s worst fears about the future are being realized in the present. Eerily enough, Rich finished the novel right before Superstorm Sandy struck New York—so maybe there’s a touch of prophecy in here, as well.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: six top sci-fi books about the changing climate and ten top climate change fiction books for young readers.

--Marshal Zeringue