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I'm trying to come up with a list of SF authors who write frequently about climate change, communications technology, or both--and preferably who connect these to justice and societal change. I need the info for an upcoming conference on climate communication, scheduled for August in DC.  (Yes, I know.  But it's our mosquito-infested swamp.  And it will be cool inside!)

I'm quite positive that this conversation already took place at Wiscon and I missed it, probably while I was at the Imaginary Book Club or something.

Date: 2013-05-31 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Alas, John Brunner is dead.

Date: 2013-05-31 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Tobias Buckell is doing good work in this area, though I think this review site has used a wrong word....

New York Times bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell shows us a chilling future in Arctic Rising. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international ...

Date: 2013-06-02 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the suggestion--I haven't read Buckell, and really should. I've heard good things about his work.

Date: 2013-06-01 01:16 am (UTC)
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Kim Stanley Robinson's Science in the Capital series: Forty Signs of Rain (2004), Fifty Degrees Below (2005), and Sixty Days and Counting (2007). I read only the first one, but it IIRC seemed to have what you are looking for.

Date: 2013-06-02 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Robinson is a good one--thanks!

Date: 2013-06-01 01:26 am (UTC)
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David Brin?

Date: 2013-06-01 03:50 am (UTC)
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I don't know about frequently, but Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling is about climate change.

I'm surprised at how little sf about climate change there is.

Date: 2013-06-02 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Me too. I have to admit that as a writer, it's something I find a bit intimidating as a central subject. Easier to just make it background for stories about other things.

Date: 2013-06-01 02:19 pm (UTC)
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I haven't read enough of her work to say "frequently," but Joan Slonczweski. Those are both major themes in The Highest Frontier, and communication at least is important in A Door into Ocean (which I am reading now, so if anyone wants to discuss that book please don't make it a reply to this comment, as I would rather not be emailed spoilers).

Date: 2013-06-02 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh, good point! After this past weekend, I was thinking of her work more related to biotechnology, but she does this too.

Date: 2013-06-09 07:31 pm (UTC)
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[ profile] nancylebov's comment reads pretty much word for word the same as the one I was planning to write. There's also Elizabeth Hand, author of "The Glimmering," though the ending to that one may strike someone in your field as especially enraging/frustrating/depressing/yes. (It had that effect on me, certainly.)


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