Speculative Fiction

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 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┬áplot 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
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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