Superhero Fiction Giveaway

Calling all Real Life Superheroes! Do you like reading superhero fiction? You can get the first three chapters of my upcoming superhero novel, “Bargain,” for free! Here’s how to do it in two easy steps:

  1. Subscribe to my newsletter.
  2. Email me a link to your superhero social media profile. This profile must include documentation of actions you’ve taken to help your community: homeless outreach, neighborhood watch / safety patrol, community cleanup, charity fundraiser, environmental advocacy, etc.

That’s it! Complete these two simple steps and I’ll send you the current draft of the first three chapters of my superhero novel for free. Read more ›

Posted in Bargain, Books, Real Life Superheroes, Superheroes

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. Read more ›

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.

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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.

Some readers may find the writing style a bit strange for that reason. It’s really unlike any other novel I can think of. But that’s part of what I found engaging and endearing about it. It’s as though we’re catching glimpses of the main character’s innermost thoughts and experiences of the world with as little embellishment or distraction as possible. We’re right there with her through the roller coaster of heartwarming and heartbreaking events she endures. Her descriptions have a way of conveying deep emotion and meaning even when the author never says directly what the character is feeling. Read more ›

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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