Show readers a detailed and textured account of a climate-changed future, and they have an easier time imagining it.
- Kim Stanley Robinson
On FireBy Naomi Klein
A far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.
WasteBy Catherine Coleman Flowers
This powerful book shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards, and not only those of poor minorities.
The Great DerangementBy Amitav Ghosh
The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence—a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. His book serves as a great writer’s summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.
Losing EarthBy Nathaniel Rich
Losing Earth reveals, in previously unreported detail, the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil fuel industry’s coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence.
Being the ChangeBy Peter Kalmus
Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.
Youth to PowerBy Jamie Margolin
Climate change activist and Zero Hour cofounder Jamie Margolin offers the essential guide to changemaking for young people.
AnnihilationBy Jeff VanderMeer
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization, and the government is involved in sending secret missions to explore Area X.
BarkskinsBy Annie Prolux
Annie Proulx tells the story of a family over three hundred years—their travels spanning the globe. Over and over, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse.
The Swan BookBy Alexis Wright
A hypnotic novel about an Aboriginal girl living in a future world turned upside down—where ancient myths exist side-by-side with present-day realities.
American WarBy Omer El Akkad
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
War GirlsBy Tochi Onyebuchi
The year is 2172. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate.
The Ministry for the FutureBy Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel of the near-future shows us how the challenges are encroaching upon us today, and force us to face up to, and answer such trials, before it is too late, and we are completely destroyed.