Thursday, December 15, 2016

Watershed dates in the rise of ''cli-fi''

Photo and Title by French sci-fi novelist Yann Quero

1926 - Hugo Gernsback launched Amazing Stories.[11]

1937 - John W. Campbell, Jr. became editor of Astounding Stories; he promptly changed the title to Astounding Science Fiction.[19]

1951 - Isaac Asimov published the first book in the Foundation series.

1984 By Aldous Huxley is social sci-fi, a new subgenre

1993 - Octavia E. Butler published ''Parable of the Sower''

2007 -- Oxford University Press published what was said to be "the first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction": Brave New Words.[43]

2012 - "Polar City Red" by Jim Laughter is a cli-fi subgenre novel set in a dystopian Alaska in 2075.

2013 - NPR broadcast a radio segment nationwide, arranged by freelancer producer Angela Evancie, about the rise of a new subgenre of sci fi dubbed ''cli-fi'' (for climate fiction)

2015 - Paolo Bacigalupi published "The Water Knife", part of a new sub genre of cli-fi sci-fi, focussing on clmate change stories.

2017  - Sci-fi legend Kim Stanley Robinson published ''NEW York 2140'', his first full-fledged cli-fi novel, set in, yes, 2140, about NYC under water, or at least half under water.

2020 -- MORE TO COME....

2050 - EVEN MORE TO COME.....




1962 - drowned worlds by jg Ballard , early cli fi sci fi.

1977 heat by herzog , early global warming cli fi sci fi


More watershed moments in the history of science fi and cli fi are bound to happen in the coming decades and centuries, as the world turns...stay tuned it. If you feel called, write your own cli fi sci novel...