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Treesong
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Hi everyone! I'm pleased to announce my Summer Cli-Fi Sale. I have two cli-fi novels on sale in ebook format for 99 cents and one short story collection (which is only partially cli-fi related) available for free!

The novels are already listed on Eco-Fiction.com, but I thought it would be appropriate to share them here today since they're currently on sale. This blog entry contains a brief description of each, a link to the ebooks on sale, and a brief reflection on cli-fi.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for reading! I'm also an avid reader of cli-fi and related genres. If you have any book
of your own that you'd like to recommend, let me know and I'll add them to my to-read list. If you've posted about them here recently, they may already be on the list!
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This is an excellent reflection on teaching cli-fi and a call for more utopian cli-fi. Enjoy!
 
A professor at Temple University uses his experience teaching fiction about climate change to show that stories can change minds.
Many essays and think-pieces about “cli-fi” — as in, climate fiction — speculate about literature’s potential to change …
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Here are my responses to the "Climate Novelists Writing Process Blog Tour" mentioned on Eco-Fiction.com. Would anyone else like to share a link to their responses? I like the idea of discussing writing process and sharing it with fellow authors and readers alike. Thanks!
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I posted my first two "creations" on Patreon! One is a short story and the other is a novel chapter. Not all of my creations on Patreon will be cli-fi (climate fiction), but both of these are cli-fi. Become a Patron today to read these creations and get access to the monthly Google Hangout!
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NEW RELEASE: Goodbye Miami eBook! Kass, an American climate refugee, flees Miami in the wake of a hurricane that leaves most of the city underwater. After moving in with her cousin in Southern Illinois, Kass struggles to deal with her displacement. She hopes to find a way to return to the city that she loves. But thanks to global warming, that city is now underwater. What starts as a search for survival quickly evolves into a struggle for the future of Miami -- and the world.
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What are your favorite solarpunk short stories (or short story anthologies) that are currently available in ebook form? I plan on doing some solarpunk binge reading this weekend or next week. You're welcome to share links to your own work as long as you truly consider it to be among your favorites. :) I'll also be checking out the Goodreads list, but I thought I'd ask for personal recommendations too. Thanks!
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Treesong, I have not read Ecotopia, so can't say for sure, but descriptions of it sound solarpunky.
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Here's a really fascinating piece by author Margaret Atwood about climate change, oil, and the present and future of human societies. The inclusion of striking images and the dramatic flair of her narrative transform this from an opinion piece into a compelling work of art. Her different "pictures" (scenarios) are also a helpful framework for climate fiction authors to consider as they write. What "picture" best describes the setting for your cli-fi tale(s)?
Oil! Our secret god, fulfiller of our every desire. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. But it’s on everyone’s mi…
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+Solitude Years That's fine. Your comments are much appreciated.

As long as people are reading and writing fiction with strong climate themes, I personally don't care if they call it "cli-fi" or "chopped liver". However, it would be useful to find a widely accepted name for such fiction so that it's easier to find (and sell!). Cli-fi is the term that makes the most sense to me, and it does seem to be gaining some traction. But I'm open to other suggestions.

I can also understand being put off by pushy salesmanship. I would suggest, though, considering the label by its own merits rather than the merits of whoever is speaking for or against it. There are now several authors who have expressed support for the term "cli-fi", so it's no longer about just one person.

If you choose not to adopt the cli-fi label, or to "wait and see" if it fully takes hold before committing to it, I'm fine with that. I would suggest, though, that all authors (and readers) who are passionate about writing (and reading) climate fiction should have an ongoing conversation with each other about how to understand, describe, and promote climate fiction.

Authors talking to fellow authors (and readers) about their work is always a good idea. But I see it as especially important in this case because (A) it's a genre still in formation and (B) it's a genre with potentially dramatic (for good or ill) social impacts.
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I just posted my responses for the Climate Novelists Writing Process Blog Tour. #MyWritingProcess #CliFi
The Climate Novelists Writing Process Blog Tour is a simple way for cli-fi authors to share their thoughts about their writing process. Each author answers four questions and shares their response on their blog or on Eco-Fiction.com. You can find these four questions and my answers below.
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I think I'm experiencing a bug! I just installed the app for the first time. When I go to my Widgets tab, I can find the Toggle Folder but not the Power Toggle widget with the buttons. I'm using Android 5.0.2 on a Moto X (2nd Generation).
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I tried it again later and it worked. Thanks!
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I've started a new page on Patreon, a site that lets you support and interact with your favorite independent artists. Please check this out and let me know what you think!
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I'm sorry that that happened to you. You didn't deserve to be treated that way. It was a funny video up until that point. Keep dreaming big and I hope you become a legend!
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  • Gaia House Interfaith Center
    Director, 2012 - present
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    Talk Radio Host, 2000 - present
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    Writing, Teaching, Consulting, 1999 - present
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    Associate Instructor, present
  • Gaia House Interfaith Center
    Web Design and Consulting, 2010 - 2012
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    IT Coordinator, 2009 - 2011
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I am an author, teacher, and Real Life Superhero living in Southern Illinois, USA, Planet Earth.
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    Philosophy, 1996 - 2000
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