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Margaret Atwood: “The ordinary is deeply sinister”

When I first read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for English class in high school, I remember being bored by a long passage about a turtle crossing the road. It was an incredible book, but I just remember feeling irritated and wanting to jump to the plot, get to the action and see […]

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What is cli-fi?

While travelling in America recently I picked up a copy of US Wired and stumbled upon a new name for a literary genre called cli-fi. Wired had it signalled out in a section called Jargon Watch (page 38, December 2013 US Wired) and said about it: “Climate fiction. A subgenre of dystopian fiction set in […]

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