"I love global warming and I love you too!" GND Summer Book club

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

It's time to shirk off that waged labour for at least a couple of days and dive head first into a cool pool of climate fiction.On our first foray into a Summer Book Club our  Lucy Burke and friend of the pod Sam Knights  discuss their favourite climate reads of the summer and the political power that fantastic fiction can have on the world.  You'll find  all the books mentioned below and we hope you find at least a weekend to imagine what a better would could look like.

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (2003) @ViragoBooks

Ghassan Kanafani, Men in the Sun (1962) Lynne Rienner Publishers, second edition,1998 (not currently in print but available second hand)

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams (1990), @HarperCollins

Richard Lanchester, The Wall (2019) @FaberBooks https://www.faber.co.uk/journal/the-wall-by-john-lanchester-read-the-first-chapter/

Imbola Mbue, How Beautiful We Were (2021), Penguin Random House @penguinrandom

William Morris, News from Nowhere (1890) Penguin Classics @PenguinClassics

Ruth Ozeki, All Over Creation (2002), Canongate Canons @canongatebooks

Richard Powers, The Overstory (2018) @Vintagebooks

Kim Stanley Robinson Ministry For the Future (2020), Orbit, @orbitbooks
check out our episode with Stanley here

Neil Zink, The Wallcreeper (2014) @HarperCollins

These are the books that we mentioned in passing:

Edward Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975) Penguin Modern Classics @PenguinBooks

Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement (2016), University of Chicago Press @UChicagoPress

Sahar Khalifeh, Wild Thorns (1976), Simon and Schuster  @simonschuster https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Wild-Thorns/Sahar-Khalifeh/9781623710798

Ian McKewan, Solar (2010), Vintage Classics @Vintagebooks

Jenny Offill, Weather (2020), Granta Books @GrantaBooks

Jules Verne, The Purchase of the North Pole (1889) CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Isobel Wohl, Cold New Climate (2021), Weatherglass Books, @WeatherglassBks

Marge Piercy, Woman on the Edge of Time (1976)

Barbara Kingsolver, Unsheltered (2018)


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