Book Reviews

I love reading. I also love writing and talking about what I read. Here’s a growing collection of book reviews written by yours truly. There’s a heavy emphasis on climate fiction, though I may review other genres occasionally. Let me know what you think. If you like it, share it!

Book Review: Voice of the Elders by Greg Ripley

Voice of the Elders is the story of a young woman who attends a UN youth conference on climate change and is visited by aliens offering to help humanity respond to the climate crisis. She soon finds herself on a journey to meet with these aliens and evade the regressive fossil fuel tycoon who will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and squash any serious action on climate change.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate Fiction (Plot), Global Warming, Politics, sci-fi

Book Review: Exodus by Julie Bertagna

Exodus by Julie Bertagna is a compelling coming-of-age tale in a world ravaged by catastrophic sea level rise. The colorful characters, the contrasting low-tech and high-tech communities of survivors, and the long and interesting heroic journey of a young woman displaced by climate change, come together to make this an entertaining and thought-provoking story.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate Fiction (Plot), Climate Fiction (Refugees), Dystopian, Sea Level Rise, Young Adult

Book Review: Salvage by Alexandra Duncan

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan is the tale of a young woman’s journey from subservience to independence. Ava is born into a surprisingly conservative spacefaring culture and struggles to survive when her tribe condemns her. It’s a surprisingly rich and complex young adult tale that includes significant references to climate change. I recommend it to anyone who’s looking for women’s literature, cli-fi, an intriguing look at a conservative spacefaring culture, or just a good read in general.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate Fiction (Refugees), Climate Fiction (Setting), Women's Literature, Young Adult

Book Review: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

The End We Start From is a quick, easy read that packs a powerful punch. This tale of a mother’s journey as a climate refugee reads almost like climate poetry rather than climate fiction, with short paragraphs and sections that are carefully crafted to convey as much information and underlying meaning as possible in a minimal amount of text.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate, Climate Fiction (Plot), Climate Fiction (Refugees), Dystopian, Global Warming, Literary Fiction, Sea Level Rise
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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