Have you ever heard of climate fiction? How about eco-fiction or environmental fiction? There are many names for this trending genre and its popularity is only increasing. Essentially, this genre explores humanity’s influence on the environment. Oftentimes, science fiction and dystopian literature can also be considered cli-fi. It examines what could happen in our future regarding climate change, other man-made environmental issues, or it displays current ecological issues at a personal level.
I refuse to believe we can’t move past the paperback designs of the past with their jumble of chunky fonts, strange color palettes, and, dare I say, unappealing illustrations of aliens.