Norwegian writer Maja Lunde's cli-fi novel THE HISTORY OF BEES" gets a nice and thoughtful thumbs up Down Under from Saturday Paper's book section
''SATURDAY PAPER'' in AUSTRALIA
August 28, 2017
[an ''unsigned'' book review, possibly by James Bradley?]
TEXT OF REVIEW:
Cli-fi – climate change fiction – has become so popular it has achieved the status of a genre. That makes it more easily identifiable and more marketable, but it also comes with pitfalls. Conventions carry the risk of appearing formulaic and repetitive. They also emphasise a genre’s status as fiction. This is all a problem for cli-fi, given that its practitioners are concerned with raising awareness about very real and urgent issues.
Behind the Norwegian Bestseller, 'The History of Bees'