Politics

Book Review: Six Degrees by Mark Lynas

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas is one of the most important books I’ve ever read. It was published in 2008, so some of the science it discusses is becoming slightly outdated. Even so, it’s still the most comprehensive and compelling overview of global warming (both the science and its human consequences) that I’ve read to date.

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Global Warming, Politics, Sea Level Rise

Book Review: The Warming by Lorin R. Robinson

I have mixed feelings about The Warming: Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis. If I were rating this book based on the fascinating ideas it explores related to the climate crisis, I would give it five stars. However, if I were rating it based on the plot and characters of the main story arc, I would give it at best three stars. On the whole, as a reader who is specifically interested in thought-provoking cli-fi (climate fiction), I suppose I’ll split the difference and give it four out of five stars.

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Cli-Fi, Global Warming, Politics, Sea Level Rise, Speculative Fiction

Book Review: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

After reading The Windup Girl and Pump Six and Other Stories, I was really looking forward to reading the next Paolo Bacigalupi book on my list. I am pleased to report that The Water Knife definitely lived up to my expectations.

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Cli-Fi, Global Warming, Politics

Book Review: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi is the all-too-believeable tale of a future reality where the world is ravaged by bioengineered plagues, ruthless “calorie men” and “generippers”, human-caused global warming, and the end of the fossil fuel era. In the midst of this stark setting, a remarkably well-developed cast of characters all struggle to survive and pursue their dreams while post-apocalyptic Thailand descends further into corruption and chaos. 

Posted in Biopunk, Book Reviews, Books, Cli-Fi, Global Warming, Politics, sci-fi, 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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