Pedagogical articles: 

Brady, Amy.  Professors: What’s on Your Climate Fiction Syllabus? Yale Climate Connections 4 Apr. 2018. 

Howell, Ted.  “On Teaching Cli-Fi (and a Call for Utopian Cli-Fi).” Medium 28 Jul. 2015. 

Garrard, Greg.  “In-Flight Behaviour: Teaching Climate Change Literature in First Year Intro English.” Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities. Ed. Siperstein, Stephen, Shane Hall, and Stephanie LeMenager. Routledge, 2017.

Pérez-Peña, Richard.  College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change. New York Times 31 Mar. 2014. 

Public/popular articles and blogs:

10 Cli-Fi Novels for the Dark Days Ahead. Book Marks 22 Oct. 2018. 

Brady, Amy. 17 Writers on the Role of Fiction in Addressing Climate Change. Lithub 15 Apr. 2019. 

Burning Worlds. Amy Brady’s monthly column about climate-change fiction. Blog maintained by Dan Bloom, journalist who coined the term. 

Hofstetter, Dominic. Writing for Impact: How Climate Fiction Can Make a Difference. Medium 22 Feb. 2019. 

Johns-Putra, Adeline. Cli-Fi Novels Humanise the Science of Climate Change–And Leading Authors Are Getting in on the Act. The Conversation 26 Nov. 2015. 

Martin, Emily. What is Cli-Fi? A Beginner’s Guide to Climate Fiction. Book Riot 13 May 2018.  

Nairn, Carly. 13 Female Cli-Fi Writers Who Are Inspiring a Better Future. Sierra magazine. 8 Mar. 2018.   

Ramuglia, River. Cli-Fi, Petroculture, and the Environmental Humanities: An Interview with Stephanie LeMenager. Studies in the Novel 50.1 (2018): 154-64. 

Academic/scholarly articles, books, and journal issues: 

Leikam, Susanne and Julia Leyda. Cli-Fi in American Studies: A Research Bibliography.

Craps, Stef and Rick Crownshaw. “The Rising Tide of Climate Fiction,” special issue of Studies in the Novel 50.1 (Spring 2018). 

Ghosh, Amitav. The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Goodbody, Axel and Adeline Johns-Putra, eds. Cli-Fi. Peter Lang Publishing, 2019.  

Irr, Caren. Climate Fiction in English. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2017. 

Johns‐Putra, Adeline. Climate Change in Literature and Literary Studies: From Cli‐Fi, Climate Change Theater and Ecopoetry to Ecocriticism and Climate Change Criticism. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews 7 (2016): 266-282. 

Johns‐Putra, Adeline. Climate Change and the Contemporary Novel. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Leikam, Susanne and Julia Leyda, eds. “‘What’s in a Name?’: Cli-Fi and American Studies.” Extended forum of Amerikastudien/American Studies 62.1 (2017): 109–38.

LeMenager, Stephanie. “Climate Change and the Struggle for Genre.” Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times. Ed. Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor. Penn State UP, 2017. 220-38.

Leyda, Julia, Kathleen Loock, Alexander Starre, Thiago Pinto Barbosa, and Manuel Rivera. The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Cli-Fi.  IASS working paper, 2016.

Marshall, Kate.  “What Are the Novels of the Anthropocene?: American Fiction in Geological Time.” American Literary History 27.3 (2015): 523-38.

Mehnert, Antonia. Climate Change Fictions: Representations of Global Warming in American Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew. “The Influence of Climate Fiction: An Empirical Survey of Readers.” Environmental Humanities 10.2 (2018): 473-500.

–. “Climate Change Fiction.” In American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010, ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 309-321.

Streeby, Shelley. Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism. University of California Press, 2018.

Trexler, Adam. Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change. University of Virginia Press, 2015. 


Cli-Fi: Climate-Change Fiction. Goodreads. This user-generated list, which argues that cli-fi is “more literary and more centered on human psychology” than sci-fi, collects reviews of climate-change-themed fiction.

Rawlins, Sharon. Genre Guide: Cli-fi (Climate Fiction) in YA Lit This list focuses specifically on young-adult fiction, or YA. 

Adams, John Joseph. Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction. Saga Press, 2015.

Atwood, Margaret. MaddAddam Trilogy. Bloomsbury, 2003-13. 

Babst, C. Morgan. The Floating World. Algonquin Books, 2017.

Bacigalupi, Paolo. The Windup Girl. Nightshade Books, 2009.

–. The Water Knife. Knopf, 2015.

Baer, Ulrich. We are but a Moment. CreateSpace, 2017.

Ballard, J.G. The Drowned World. Berkley Books, 1962. 

–. The Burning World. Berkley Books, 1964.

Beckman, Thea. Kinderen van Moeder Aarde trilogy. Lemniscaat, 1985.

Boyle, T.C. A Friend of the Earth. Viking, 2000.

Bradley, James. Clade. Titan Books, 2017. 

Buckell, Tobias. Arctic Rising. Tor Books, 2012. 

Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower. Grand Central Publishing, 2019 [1993].

Crossan, Sarah. Breathe. Greenwillow, 2012.

Doctorow, Cory. Walkaway. Tor Books, 2017.

El Akkad, Omar.  American War. Knopf, 2017.

Ellingsen, Berit. Not Dark Yet. Two Dollar Radio, 2015.

Erdrich, Louise. Future Home of the Living God. HarperCollins, 2017.

Gaarder, Jostein. The World According to Anna. Orion Books, 2015.    

Groff, Lauren. Florida. Riverhead Books, 2018. 

Indiana, Rita. Tentacle. And Other Stories, 2019. [Originally published in Spanish as La mucama de Omicunlé.]

Itäranta, Emmi. Memory of Water. HarperCollins, 2012.

Jemisin, N.K. The “Broken Earth” trilogy. Orbit, 2015-17.

Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight Behavior.  HarperCollins, 2012.

Lerner, Ben. 10:04.  Faber & Faber. 2014.

Lloyd, Saci. The Carbon Diaries: 2015. Holiday House, 2009.

McKinnon, Catherine. Storyland. 4th Estate, 2017. 

Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks. Sceptre, 2014. 

North, Anna. America Pacifica. Reagan Arthur Books, 2011. 

Reilly, Meg Little. We are Unprepared. MIRA, 2016.

Rich, Nathaniel. Odds against Tomorrow. FSG, 2013.

Robinson, Kim Stanley. New York 2140. Orbit, 2017.

–. The “Science in the Capital” Trilogy. HarperCollins, 2004-07.  

Song, Min Hyoung. Climate Fiction: Summer Reading. May 2020.

Theroux, Marcel. Far North. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Thier, Aaron. Mr. Eternity. Bloomsbury USA, 2016.

Vandermeer, Jeff. The “Southern Reach” trilogy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

The Warmer collection (six short cli-fi stories by well-known authors). Amazon Original Stories, 2018. 

Ward, Jesmyn. Salvage the Bones. Bloomsbury, 2011.

Watkins, Clare Vaye. Gold Fame Citrus. Penguin, 2015.

Wu, Ming-Yi. The Man with Compound Eyes. Vintage, 2014.