Call it “cli-fi,” “eco-fiction” or even “eco-fabulism,” there’s a movement afoot to address climate change through storytelling. What can literature reveal about how we will cope with dramatic alterations to the environment? A dynamic discussion moderated by San Francisco Chronicle science fiction and fantasy columnist Michael Berry.
Paolo Bacigalupi is an oft-honored science fiction and fantasy writer. His books include "The Water Knife," "The Windup Girl," "Ship Breaker," and "The Drowned Cities." He is a National Book Award Finalist, and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial and John W. Campbell Awards, and a three-time winner of the Locus Award.
Michael Berry is the long-time science fiction and fantasy columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella "If You're Not Yet Like Me," and the novel "California." She is a staff writer for The Millions, and the founder and co-director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles.
John Scalzi's debut won him science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include “The Last Colony,” “Fuzzy Nation,” “Lock In;” and “Redshirts,” which won the 2013s Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely- read blog “The Whatever” has earned two other Hugo Awards. Three of Scalzi's novels are in development for television; his newest book is "The End of All Things."
Finnish Antti Tuomainen made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed “Veljeni vartija” (My Brother’s Keeper), was published two years later. His third novel, “Parantaja” (The Healer), was awarded the Clue Award for “Best Finnish Crime Novel.” The Finnish press labeled “Parantaja,” the story of a writer who is desperately searching for his missing wife in a post-apocalyptic Helsinki, as “unputdownable.”