Monday, April 23, 2018
A Short Pre-History of Climate Fiction by Andrew Milner and J. R. Burgmann
by Professor Andrew Milner and J. R. Burgmann in Australia
Their paper argues that contemporary climate fiction is a not just a mere subgenre of science fiction, as some
pundits say, but also
a distinct and separate genre, well, that's according to Dan Bloom, the coiner of the term and editor
at The Cli-Fi Report cli-fi.net
Climate fiction has increasingly become a matter for public commentary in
both scholarly and popular circles. In the media, the Taiwan-based blogger
and activist Dan Bloom has proven an indefatigable campaigner on
behalf of “cli-fi,” a term he coined...!
academic debates, Bloom, Brian Merchant, and others have prosecuted a case
in mass media, including printed journalism, for cli-fi to be considered an
important new genre in its own right, neither sf nor conventionally “literary”
fiction. So subgenre, standalone genre? You decide...
For more, see their article...
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 7:22 PM