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: 1/2986 by Annelie Wendeberg

1/2986 is an intense and compelling climate change thriller. As the book (and series) progresses, the emphasis is more on the thriller aspect than on the climate. Even so, since the main premise of the plot and setting revolves around a post-collapse scenario explicitly linked to climate change, this novel is an excellent choice for any climate fiction fans who love a good thriller.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Dystopian

Book Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

New York 2140 is an ambitious novel about what New York City will be like in the year 2140 if human-caused global warming continues unchecked. If you’re interested in New York, global warming, science fiction, political fiction, or all of the above, I strongly recommend that you read this novel.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate, Dystopian, Global Warming, Politics, sci-fi, Sea Level Rise, Speculative Fiction, utopian

Three Horrifying Realizations About The Handmaid’s Tale

I don’t normally write reviews of TV shows. But since The Handmaid’s Tale is based on a book, and the book and show are both profoundly insightful and disturbing commentaries on patriarchy and misogyny, I’ve decided to write a review.

Really, it’s more of a commentary that evolved from my effort to write a review. Because after watching The Handmaid’s Tale, I was so moved by its message that I had to do something.

Posted in Book Reviews, Politics, Southern Illinois, Speculative Fiction

Book Review: The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi

After thoroughly enjoying several of Paolo Bacigalupi’s books geared toward adults, I decided to read his “Young Adult” books, including The Doubt Factory.

The Doubt Factory definitely has a YA feel. But even as a not-quite-young adult, I really enjoyed it. And the political themes it explores are highly relevant for people of all ages.

Posted in Book Reviews, Politics
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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