I am utterly fancinated with a new subgenre of storts called Cli Fi thats hard science fiction with a focus on the environment.
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CliFi: Climate Change Fiction
This list collects fiction books that deal with climate change. Examples are Michael Crichton's "State of Fear" or "The Aviator" by Gareth Renowden. More recently, Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior" and Nathaniel Rich's "Odds Against Tomorrow" have achieved the status of bestselling clifi novels, demonstrating the differences between clifi and science fiction: clifi is more literary and more centered on human psychology.
1  Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 182,022 ratings  
2  The Windup Girl by 3.74 avg rating — 54,265 ratings  
3  The Water Knife by 3.83 avg rating — 16,455 ratings  
4  The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) by 4.06 avg rating — 84,987 ratings  
5  The Beast of Cretacea by 4.07 avg rating — 288 ratings  
6  The Wastelanders by 4.60 avg rating — 43 ratings  
7  Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) by 3.84 avg rating — 54,367 ratings  
8  Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital #1) by 3.53 avg rating — 3,106 ratings  
9  The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by 4.33 avg rating — 5,365,255 ratings  
10  MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3) by 3.99 avg rating — 47,051 ratings  
11  Station Eleven by 4.03 avg rating — 219,657 ratings  
12  The Lorax by 4.35 avg rating — 236,983 ratings  
13  Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2) by 3.92 avg rating — 27,884 ratings  
14  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by 4.08 avg rating — 269,104 ratings  
15  Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by 4.20 avg rating — 567,541 ratings  
16  Flight Behavior by 3.76 avg rating — 69,899 ratings  
17  The Road by 3.96 avg rating — 597,786 ratings  
18  Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3) by 3.92 avg rating — 22,446 ratings  
19  Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by 3.74 avg rating — 36,081 ratings  
20  The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1) by 3.65 avg rating — 1,808 ratings
score: 896, and 9 people voted
 
21  State of Fear by 3.69 avg rating — 73,421 ratings
score: 796, and 8 people voted
 
22  Gold Fame Citrus by 3.29 avg rating — 6,164 ratings
score: 781, and 8 people voted
 
23  Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) by 4.14 avg rating — 34,197 ratings
score: 673, and 7 people voted
 
24  Fifty Degrees Below (Science in the Capital, #2) by 3.68 avg rating — 2,234 ratings
score: 672, and 7 people voted
 
25  Sixty Days and Counting (Science in the Capital, #3) by 3.66 avg rating — 1,794 ratings
score: 669, and 7 people voted
 
26  A Being Darkly Wise by 3.85 avg rating — 55 ratings
score: 599, and 6 people voted
 
27  1/2986 (1/2986 #1) by 3.85 avg rating — 589 ratings
score: 500, and 5 people voted
 
27  Global Cooling (The Time Bubble #2) by 4.15 avg rating — 130 ratings
score: 500, and 5 people voted
 
29  The Drowned World by 3.54 avg rating — 9,911 ratings
score: 484, and 5 people voted
 
30  The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future by 3.71 avg rating — 1,196 ratings
score: 481, and 5 people voted
 
31  The Last Oracle (Sam Jardine Crime Thrillers, #3) by 4.57 avg rating — 53 ratings
score: 400, and 4 people voted
 
31  2047 Short stories from Our Common Future by 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
score: 400, and 4 people voted
 
31  A Rain of Night Birds by it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 10 ratings
score: 400, and 4 people voted
 
34  New York 2140 by 3.59 avg rating — 4,941 ratings
score: 397, and 4 people voted
 
35  Ice (1/2986 #3) by 4.31 avg rating — 187 ratings
score: 396, and 4 people voted
 
36  Fog (1/2986 #2) by 4.15 avg rating — 226 ratings
score: 394, and 4 people voted
 
37  Memory of Water by 3.71 avg rating — 3,923 ratings
score: 391, and 4 people voted
 
38  The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2) by 3.89 avg rating — 9,029 ratings
score: 390, and 4 people voted
 
39  The Bone Clocks by 3.82 avg rating — 71,268 ratings
score: 380, and 4 people voted
 
40  Snow Crash by 4.03 avg rating — 200,095 ratings
score: 371, and 4 people voted
 
41  Some Fine Day by 3.79 avg rating — 585 ratings
score: 300, and 3 people voted
 
41  The Elementalists by 3.95 avg rating — 150 ratings
score: 300, and 3 people voted
 
43  Mother of Storms by 3.76 avg rating — 1,323 ratings
score: 299, and 3 people voted
 
44  Storms Of My Grandchildren: The Truth About The Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance To Save Humanity by 4.01 avg rating — 919 ratings
score: 297, and 3 people voted
 
44  A Friend of the Earth by 3.66 avg rating — 2,771 ratings
score: 297, and 3 people voted
 
46  Drowning Towers by 3.85 avg rating — 556 ratings
score: 296, and 3 people voted
 
47  The Rapture by 3.32 avg rating — 2,054 ratings
score: 294, and 3 people voted
 
48  The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1) by 4.02 avg rating — 196,049 ratings
score: 293, and 3 people voted
 
49  Heavy Weather by 3.69 avg rating — 2,661 ratings
score: 281, and 3 people voted
 
50  Borne by 3.91 avg rating — 11,904 ratings
score: 277, and 3 people voted
 
51  Starvation Ridge by 4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  Survival Colony Nine by 3.47 avg rating — 507 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  Polly and the One and Only World by 3.65 avg rating — 17 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age by 3.90 avg rating — 89 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  The Stone Gate by 3.93 avg rating — 68 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future by 3.55 avg rating — 2,911 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  Haw by 4.65 avg rating — 23 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  Statisticity by 3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  Ruby and the Blue Sky: A Tale of Fame, Power Sacrifice  And Tea. by 4.27 avg rating — 22 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  South Pole Station by 3.48 avg rating — 750 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  The Rain Never Came by 4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
51  The Edge of Farallon by it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
score: 200, and 2 people voted
 
63  Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by 3.57 avg rating — 263 ratings
score: 199, and 2 people voted
 
63  Blue Karma by 4.50 avg rating — 18 ratings
score: 199, and 2 people voted
 
63  The Rain Never Came by 4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings
score: 199, and 2 people voted
 
63  The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by 4.31 avg rating — 50,838 ratings
score: 199, and 2 people voted
 
67  Raiders by 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
score: 197, and 2 people voted
 
67  Jia Ting: The Raider Chronicles by it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
score: 197, and 2 people voted
 
67  Change by 4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings
score: 197, and 2 people voted
 
67  Clade by 3.68 avg rating — 1,090 ratings
score: 197, and 2 people voted
 
71  The Aviator (The Burning World 1) by really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 24 ratings
score: 196, and 2 people voted
 
71  Escape to Canamith by 3.77 avg rating — 13 ratings
score: 196, and 2 people voted
 
71  Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2) by 4.22 avg rating — 14,675 ratings
score: 196, and 2 people voted
 
74  The Day After Tomorrow by 3.89 avg rating — 720 ratings
score: 195, and 2 people voted
 
74  The Book of Strange New Things by 3.66 avg rating — 23,095 ratings
score: 195, and 2 people voted
 
74  Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1) by 3.82 avg rating — 10,755 ratings
score: 195, and 2 people voted
 
77  Solar by 3.24 avg rating — 21,221 ratings
score: 194, and 2 people voted
 
77  The HAARP Letters by 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
score: 194, and 2 people voted
 
77  The Dog Stars by 3.91 avg rating — 43,694 ratings
score: 194, and 2 people voted
 
80  Back to the Garden by 3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings
score: 192, and 2 people voted
 
80  Solstice by 3.64 avg rating — 1,063 ratings
score: 192, and 2 people voted
 
82  Nature's Confession by 3.89 avg rating — 62 ratings
score: 191, and 2 people voted
 
82  American War by 3.82 avg rating — 17,039 ratings
score: 191, and 2 people voted
 
84  Pump Six and Other Stories by 4.03 avg rating — 7,104 ratings
score: 190, and 2 people voted
 
85  Loosed Upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction by 3.87 avg rating — 144 ratings
score: 189, and 2 people voted
 
86  The New Atlantis by 3.30 avg rating — 156 ratings
score: 187, and 2 people voted
 
86  The Bees by 3.67 avg rating — 24,064 ratings
score: 187, and 2 people voted
 
88  The Remnant (Left Behind, #10) by 4.01 avg rating — 20,799 ratings
score: 184, and 2 people voted
 
89  The Drought by 3.59 avg rating — 1,609 ratings
score: 182, and 2 people voted
 
90  Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by 3.66 avg rating — 97,128 ratings
score: 179, and 2 people voted
 
91  The Great Dune Trilogy by 4.36 avg rating — 54,046 ratings
score: 177, and 2 people voted
 
92  In the Tears of God (Aquarius Rising #1) by 3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  The Healer by 3.11 avg rating — 1,151 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  Tipping Point (Robert Spire #1) by 3.68 avg rating — 174 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  HALINE by 3.65 avg rating — 48 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  The Free: by 3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  Surviving Abe by 3.70 avg rating — 190 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  Malevolent Tide by liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  Forever Young Part One by 3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted
 
92  The Sibyl Reborn by 4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings
score: 100, and 1 person voted

199 books · 270 voters · list created April 22nd, 2013 by KarlFriedrich Lenz (votes) .
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message 1: by Peter (new)
Peter wrote: "Congratulations to Dan Bloom for coining the term CliFi !
I am glad to see that it is getting universally accepted.
Peter Kubicek
Author of "Memories of Evil" which can be viewed on GoodReads"
I support your congratulations! I too have written a clifi novel Forever Young...Clifi is important  a wakeup call, we can't go on the way we are and Dan Bloom has done so much to remind us all  now, it's our turn as writers!
Gateway to Forever
I am glad to see that it is getting universally accepted.
Peter Kubicek
Author of "Memories of Evil" which can be viewed on GoodReads"
I support your congratulations! I too have written a clifi novel Forever Young...Clifi is important  a wakeup call, we can't go on the way we are and Dan Bloom has done so much to remind us all  now, it's our turn as writers!
Gateway to Forever
message 3: by Paul (new)
This is a great list  thank you! If you're interested in clifi, it would be great to see you at the folloiwng Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/32...
Paul
Paul
message 4: by Paul (new)
Peter wrote: "Congratulations to Dan Bloom for coining the term CliFi !
I am glad to see that it is getting universally accepted.
Peter Kubicek
Author of "Memories of Evil" which can be viewed on GoodReads"
I agree, let's keep the momentum up! https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/32...
I am glad to see that it is getting universally accepted.
Peter Kubicek
Author of "Memories of Evil" which can be viewed on GoodReads"
I agree, let's keep the momentum up! https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/32...
message 5: by Paul (new)
Here’s a very thoughtprovoking article by Professor Brigitte Nerlich on the potential role of clifi (climate fiction) to help engage people on climate changehttp://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makings...
message 6: by Mary (new)
You and your readers might be interested in joininghttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communiti..., a new community group discussion nature themes in literature and the arts, with a focus on climate change
message 7: by Mitchell (new)
Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science is nonfiction. And therefore presumably should not be on this list.
message 8: by Angelina (new)
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