Storying Climate Change: A Bibliography of Literary Climate Change Texts

February 7, 2018

Sarah Sherman is an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She has produced the following bibliography and accompanying statement (see Curatorial Statement) toward completion of her Senior Honours Work for her Bachelors in Environmental Studies (BES) degree. They are intended as a resource for participants in the Storying Climate Change project, which launches in the spring of 2018. Documenting climate change literature is always in-process; readers are invited to send in their suggestions of texts that are not on this list.



Anders, Charlie Jane. All the Birds in the Sky. New York, NY: TOR Books, 2016.

Babst, C. Morgan. The Floating World. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2017.

Burnett, Lucy.  Through the Weather Glass: and What Icarus Found ThereKnives Forks Spoons, 2015. Accessed 26 Sept 2017.

Chanter, Catherine. The Well: A Novel. New York: Washington Square Press, 2016.

Crichton, Michael. State of Fear. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

Dunthorn, Joe. Wild Abandon. Toronto: Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2011.

Galchen, Rivka. Atmospheric Disturbances. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008.

Hunter, Megan. The End We Start From. London: Picador, 2017.

Jensen, Liz. The Rapture. Toronto: Bond Street Books, 2009.

Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight Behaviour. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.

McEwan, Ian. Solar. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2010.

Moss, Sarah. Cold Earth. Berkeley CA: Counterpoint, 2010.

Raymond, Midge. My Last Continent. New York: Scribner, 2016.

Russell, Craig. Fragment. Saskatchewan, SK: Thistledown Press, 2016.

Reilly, Meg Little. We Are Unprepared. Toronto: Mira Books, 2016.

Robinson, Alice. Anchor Point. Melbourne: Affirm Press, 2015.

Shelby, Ashley. South Pole Station. New York: Picador, 2017.

Schweblin, Samanta. Fever Dream. Translated by Megan McDowell. New York: RiverheadBooks, 2017.

Scourfield, Steven. As the River Runs. Crawley: UWA Publishing, 2013.

Trojanow, Ilija. The Lamentations of Zeno. Translated by Philip Boehm. New York: Verso, 2016.

Walbert, Kate. The Sunken Cathedral. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Wray, Jonathan. Low Boy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.


Akkad, Omar El. American War. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2017.

Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2003.

—. The Year of the Flood. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2009.

—. Maddaddam. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2013.

Bacigalupi, Paolo. The Windup Girl. Portland, OR: Night Shade, 2010.

—. The Water Knife. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Bobis, Melinda. Locust Girl: A Lovesong. North Melbourne: Spinifex Press, 2016.

Bocquet, Olivier. Snowpiercer: 3, Terminus. Art by Jean-Marc Rochette. New York: Titan Comics, 2016.

Bova, Ben. Death Wave. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2015.

Bova, Ben. Empire Builders. New York: TOR, 1993.

Boyle, T. C.. A Friend of the Earth. New York: Viking Books, 2000.

—. The Terranauts. New York: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.

Bradley, James. Clade. New York: Titan, 2017.

Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Sower. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993.

Clara, Hume. Back to the Garden. British Columbia: Moon Willow Press, 2013.

Ellingsen, Berit. Not Dark Yet. Columbus, Ohio: Two Dollar Radio, 2015.

Feffer, John. Splinterlands. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2016.

Gee, Maggie. The Flood. London: Saqi Books, 2005.

Glass, Matthew. Ultimatum. London: Penguin Group, 2009.

Griffin, Brit. The Wintermen. Sudbury, ON: Scrivener Press, 2014.

Hall, Sarah. Carhullen Army. London, UK: Faber & Faber, 2007.

Itäranta, Emmi. Memory of Water. New York: HarperCollins, 2014.

Khoury, Raymond. The Sign. New York: Dutton, 2009.

Kunstler, James Howard. The World Made by Hand. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008.

Laughter, Jim. Polar City Red. Texas: Deadly Niche Press, 2012.

Lessing, Doris. Mara and Dann: An Adventure. New York: HarperFlamingo, 1999.

—. The story of General Dann and Mara’s daughter, Griot and the snow dog. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

MacDonald, Hamish. Finitude. Hamish MacDonald, 2008.

Mason, Zachary. Void Star. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

McAuley, Paul. The Quiet War. London: Gollancz, 2008.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. London: Picador, 2006.

Morrall, Clare. When the Floods Came. Scepter, 2016.

Newitz, Annalee. Autonomous. New York: Tor Books, 2017.

Owens, Clarke. 600ppm: A Novel of Climate Change. Cosmic Egg Books, 2015.

Paull, Laline. The Ice. New York: Fourth Estate, 2017.

Porritt, Jonathon. The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from 2050. London: Phaidon Press, 2013.

Rich, Nathaniel. Odds Against Tomorrow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

Robinson, Kim Stanley. Antarctica. HarperVoyager, 1997.

—. Forty Signs of Rain. New York: Bantam Books, 2004.

—. Fifty Degrees Below. New York : Bantam Books, 2005.

—. Sixty Days and Counting. New York: Bantam Books, 2007.

—. Aurora. New York: Orbit, 2015.

—. New York 2140. New York: Orbit, 2017.

Rubin, Edward L. The Heatstroke Line: A Cli-Fi Novel. PA: Sunbury Press Inc, 2015.

Sparks, Cat. Lotus Blue. New York: Talos Press, 2017.

Sterling, Bruce. The Caryatids. New York: Del Ray Books, 2009.

Theroux, Marcel. Far North. London: Faber & Faber, 2009.

Turner, George. The Sea and Summer. London: Gollancz, 2013.

Vandermeer, Jeff. Annihilation. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014.

Watkins, Claire Vay. Gold Fame Citrus. New York: Riverhead Books, 2015.

White, Tony. Shackleton’s Man Goes South. Science Museum, 2013.

Winterson, Jeanette. The Stone Gods. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2007.

Wright, Alexis. The Swan Book. Australia: Giramondo, 2013.

Yuknavitch, Lidia. The Book of Joan. New York: Harper Collins, 2017.


Lunde, Maja. The History of Bees. New York: Touchstone, 2017.

Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2014.

Self, Will. The Book of Dave. New York: Viking Press, 2006.

Smith, Ali. Autumn. New York: Pantheon Books, 2017.

Thier, Aaron. Mr. Eternity. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Proulx, Annie. Barkskins. New York: Scribner, 2016.


Adams, John J., editor. Loosed Upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction. New York: Sage Press, 2015.

Farrant, M. A. C. “The North Pole. Down the Road to Eternity: New and Selected Fiction. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2009, pp. 257-284.

Gelder, Gordon V. Welcome to the Greenhouse: New Science Fiction on Climate Change. New York: OR Books, 2011.

Holmes, Steven P., editor. Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming. Salt Lake City: Torrey House, 2013.

Martin, Mark, editor. I’m With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet. New York: Verso, 2011.

Meyer, Bruce, editor. CLI-FI: Canadian Tales of Climate Change; The Exile Book of Anthology Series, Number Fourteen. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2017.

Milkoreit, M., Martinez, M., and Joey Eschrich, editors. Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction. Arizona: Arizona State University, 2016.

Woodbury, Mary, editor. Winds of Change: Short Stories About Our Climate. Coquitlam, BC: Moon Willow Press, 2015


Aslan, Austing. The Islands at the End of the World. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2014.

Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker. New York: Little, Brown, 2010.

—. The Drowned Cities. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.

Bertagna, Julie. Exodus. London: MacMillan Childrens Books, 2003.

Crossnan, Sarah. Breathe. London: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2012.

Holding, Sarah. SeaBEAN. Surbiton, UK: Medina Publishing, 2013.

—. SeaWAR. Surbiton, UK: Medina Publishing, 2014.

—. SeaRISE. Surbiton, UK: Medina Publishing, 2014.

Kelly, Kate. Red Rock. Curious Fox, 2013.

LLoyd, Saci. The Carbon Diaries 2015. London: Hachette Kids Hodder Children, 2008.

Marshall, Jo. Leaf and the Rushing Waters: Twig Stories Book 1. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.

McGann, Oisin. Small Minded Giants. New York: Random House Children, 2006.

McGinnis, Mindy. Not a Drop to Drink. New York: Harper Collins, 2013

Morin, J. L. Nature’s Confession. CA: Harvard Square Editions, 2015.

Peel, Kit. Snow Summer. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2016.

Thorpe, David. Stormteller. UK: Cambria Books, 2014.

Sedgwick, Marcus. Floodland. London: Orion Children’s, 2000.

Young, Moira. Blood Red Road. Scholastic Children’s Books, 2017.


Aldiss, Brian W. Hothouse. London, UK: Sphere, 1969.

Ballard, J. G. The Drowned World. New York: Berkley Books, 1962.

Clarke, Arthur C. The Sands of Mars. New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967.

Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965.

LeGrand, Benjamin. Snowpiercer: 2, The Explorers. Art by Jean-Marc Rochette. Translated by Virginie Selavy. 1999. New York: Titan Comics, 2014.

Le Guin, Ursula. The Lathe of Heaven. New York, NY: Scribner, 1971.

Lewis, C. S.. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. London:    Geoffrey Bles, 1950.

Lob, Jacques. Snowpiercer: 1, The Escape. Art by Jean-Marc Rochette. Translated by Virginie Selavy. 1982. New York: Titan Comics, 2014.

Sinclair, Upton. Oil!. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927.

Turner, George. The Sea and the Summer. London: Faber and Faber, 1987.


Apostolides, Marianne. Deep Salt Water. Toronto: BookThug, 2017.

Dunlap, Julie and Susan A. Cohen, editors. Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet. San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press, 2016.

Gérin-Lajoie, José, Alain Cuerrier and Laura Siegwart Collier, editors. The Caribou Taste Different Now: Inuit Elders Observe Climate Change. Nunavut Arctic College, 2016.

McCarthy, Michael. The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy. New York, NY: The New York Review of Books, 2015.

Raffan, James. Circling the Midnight Sun. New York: Harper Collins, 2015.

Safina, Carl. The View From Lazy Point. New York: Picador, 2012.

Watt-Cloutier, Sheila. The Right to be Cold. Toronto: Allen Lane, 2015.


Anand, Madhur. A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes: Poems. Toronto: McClelland &Stewart, 2015. Print.

Battler, Leslie. Endangered Hydrocarbons. Toronto: Book Thug, 2015.

Burnett, Lucy. “The Plus Nines of Climate Change.” The Goose, vol. 15, no. 1, 2016. Accessed 26 Sept 2017.

Blomer, Yvonne, editor. Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press Inc., 2017.

Collis, Stephen. Once in Blockadia. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2016.

Duffy, Carol Ann, curator. Keep It In the Ground: A Poem A Day. The Guardian. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.

Duffy, Carol Ann. “Parliament.” The Bees Anthology. New York: Picador, 2011.

Filteau, Fabienne C. Second Growth. Smithers, BC: Creekstone Press, 2014.

Griswold, Eliza. “Ovid On Climate Change.” Poetry 100 Years: The Q&A Issue, Dec 2012.    Accessed 16 Nov 2017.

Harvey, Matt. The Element in the Room: Poems Inspired by Renewable Energy. The Quixotic Press, 2014. Accessed 15 Nov 2017.

Henderson, Matthew. “Migrant”. The Lease. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2012.

Jetnil-Kijiner, Kathy. Utilomar. WordPress, 18 Dec 2016. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.

Joosten, Julie. Light Light. Toronto: Book Thug, 2013.

Mancini, Donato. “Snowline.” Same Diff. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2017, pp. 50-71.

Perez, Craig Santos. “Love Poems in the Time of Climate Change.” New Republic, 3 March 2017. Accessed 26 Oct. 2017.

Starbuck, Scott T. Industrial Oz: Ecopoems. Burlington, VT: Fomite, 2015.

—. Hawk On Wire: Ecopoems. Burlington, VT: Fomite, 2017.

L’Abbé, Sonnet. “Brown Sound: A Ecolonization of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81.” In Pamela Banting, Theresa Beer, Sarah Van Borek, Rob Boschman, Nicholas Bradley, Nancy Holmes, Franke James, Jenny Kerber, Sonnet L’Abbé, Larissa Lai, Daphne Marlatt, Stephanie Posthumus, Catriona Sandilands, John Terpstra, Harry Thurston, and Rita Wong, “Reflections on the Arts, Environment, and Culture After Ten Years of The Goose,” The Goose, Vol. 14, Iss. 2, 2016, Article 41, p.29.



Alibar, Lucy. Juicy and Delicious. New York: Diversion Books, 2012.

Bartlett, Mike. Earthquakes in London. London, UK: Methuen Drama, 2010.

Bean, Richard. The Heretic. London, Uk: Oberon Books, 2011.

Bilodeau, Chantal. Sila. The Arctic Cycle. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2015.

Bilodeau, Chantal. Forward. The Arctic Cycle. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2017.

Bovell, Andrew. When the Rain Stops Falling. London: Nick Hern Books, 2009.

Buffini, Moira; Matt Charman, Penelope Skinner & Jack Thorne. Greenland. UK: Faber and Faber, 2011.

Godber, John. Crown Prince. John Godber Plays: 4. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009.

Greig, David. Kyoto. David Greig Plays: Selected Plays 1999-2009. London, UK: Faber & Faber, 2010.

Hickson, Ella. Oil. London: Nick Hern Books, 2016.

Keatley, Charlotte. Our Father. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012.

Macmillan, Duncan. Lungs. Hanover, NH: Smith and Kraus Inc., 2011.

Macmillan, Duncan & Chris Rapley. 2071: The world we’ll leave our grandchildren. London, UK: John Murray, 2015.

Payne, Nick. If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013.

Soutar, Annabel. The Watershed. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2016.

Waters, Steve. The Contingency Plan: On the Beach & Resilience, Two Plays. London: Nick Hern Books, 2009.

Winton, Tim. Signs of Life: A Play in One Act. London: Penguin, 2013.


Beaty, Georgina. Extremophiles. Upcoming production by Downstage, presented by One Yellow Rabbit, 32nd Annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, 2018. Details.

Cosson, Steven. The Great Immensity. Songs by Michael Friedman. Details. Review.

Downstage Creation Ensemble. Good Fences. Touring Production, Alberta, 2012-2015. Details.

Hopkins, Cynthia. This Clement World. Details.

Jain, Ravi. Gimme Shelter. Why Not Theatre. Produced at Panamania, Toronto, 2015. Upcoming production, Shaw Festival 2018. Details.

Laborde, Rosa. Marine Life. Produced by Aluna Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, 2017. DetailsReview.

Mackenzie, Matthew. Bust. Produced by Theatre Network, Edmonton, 2017. Details.

Majumdar, Abhishek. Dweepa. Details.

Nagle, Mary Kathryn. Katrina Stories. Unpublished, 2008. Script here. Accessed 26 Oct. 2017.

Nagle, Mary Kathryn. Fairly Traceable. Unpublished, 2008. Details.

Ruhl, Sarah. Snowless. Review.


Admussen, Nick. “Six Proposals for the Reform of Literature in the Age of Climate Change.”  The Critical Flame: A Journal of Literature and Culture, 2016. Accessed 12 Sept 2017.

Andersen, Gregers. “Cli-fi and the Uncanny.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 23, no. 4, 2016, pp. 855–866. Accessed 13 Dec. 2017.

Call, Christy. “Literary Exposures for an Ecological Age,” The Goose, vol. 16, no. 1(35), 2017. Accesesd 25 Nov 2017.

Christensen, Jon. “Climate Doom and Gloom? Bring It On. But We Need Stories About Taking Action Too.” The Conversation, 8 August 2017. Accessed 2 Jan 2018.

Gosh, Amitov. The Great Derangement. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Griffiths, Matthew. The New Poetics of Climate Change: Modernist Aesthetics for a Warming World. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

Jekanowski, Rachel W. “Reading Speculative Futures in a Post-Truth World.”  The Goose, vol. 16 no. 1(27), 2017. Accessed 13 Dec 2017.

Kingsnorth, Paul and Dougald Hine. “Uncivilization: The Dark Mountain Manifesto.”  The Dark Mountain Project, 2009. Accessed 25 Nov 2017.

Leikam, Susanne, and Julia Leyda. “Cli-Fi in American Studies: A Research Bibliography.” American Studies Journal vol. 62, 2017. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017.

Little Blue Marble: Our One and Only. Accessed 20 January 2018.

MacEachern, Alan. “The Alanthropocene.” Canada’s Anthropocene (series), The Otter, NICHE, 15 Jan. 2018. Accessed 20 Jan. 2018.

Szabo, Ellen B.. Saving the World One Word at a Time: Writing Cli-Fi. CreateSpace Publishing, 2015.

Thomashow, Mitchell. Bringing the Biosphere Home: Learning to Perceive Global Environmental Change. Cambridge: MIT P, 2002.

Trexler, A. Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.


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