Cli-Fi (short for climate fiction) is a genre that invites readers to consider the effects of climate change both in their own lives and for future generations. The foundation of the genre is an acknowledgement that climate change is an unignorable crisis. And while it is often speculative, cli-fi is usually grounded in real science. The term was coined in the twenty-first century but has been applied to novels written as early as the 1960s.
Many works of cli-fi paint a surprisingly hopeful picture of human response to environmental catastrophe, crafting narratives that center racial equity, community, and respect for nature.
See below for a few top cli-fi titles, or click here for a more complete list.