Cli-Fi: Fiction about climate change

I have just discovered a new genre: cli-fi, or climate change fiction. Set in the present or near future, these novels imagine a changed world once the effects of climate change are really beginning to be felt. It's not such a new genre to me, after all. I read David Brin's Earth and Kim Stanley Robinson's Forty Signs … Continue reading Cli-Fi: Fiction about climate change

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On privacy…

SHARING IS CARING. SECRETS ARE LIES. PRIVACY IS THEFT. --The Circle by Dave Eggers One of the ideas explored in Dave Eggers' novel The Circle is the loss, and even voluntary relinquishing, of privacy in a world where everything is filmed and nothing is ever deleted. Considering the revelations this year about the NSA's electronic snooping, … Continue reading On privacy…