I came across an article on the Huffington Post titled “We Asked Sci-Fi Writers About Climate Change.” In a response to the removal of references to climate change on the White House website, science fiction authors were asked to discuss speculative or fictional solutions to how climate change is discussed (and in some cases ignored) today.
I think it’s pretty cool for writers to be recognized for their capability to imagine meaningful solutions to problems along with their stories. I, for example, imagined a possible route to gun control in my speculative novel, Gundown—you can download a free ebook copy here. The authors and the headlines of their thoughts in the article are:
Jeff VanderMeer, “What we as writers need to do is better portray the complex truth of our situation>
Thoraiya Dyer, “Huan overpopulation is a relentless driver of climate change.
Lidia Yuknavitch, “We need to move away from colonization impulses and toward radical intimacy with the planet and everything on it.”
Emmi Itäranta, “The sky, too, speaks in other voices now: those of rain, and wind, and animals.”
John Scazlie, “But it seems to me that one doesn’t have to go into science fiction to significantly deal with climate change.”
It’s fascinating to read their words and thoughts on this issue.
For what it’s worth.
© 2017 Ray Rhamey
My books. You can read sample chapters and learn more about the books here.
Writing Craft Mastering the Craft of Compelling Storytelling
Fantasy (satire) The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles
Mystery (coming of age) The Summer Boy
Science Fiction Hiding Magic
Science Fiction Gundown Free ebooks.