Climate Fiction: Can Books Save the Planet? is TheAtlantic.com’s new piece on cli-fi (used with or without the hyphen).
TeleRead contributor Dan Bloom popularized the word.
Yes, cli-fi is short for “climate fiction.”
As usual, Dan does not get credit, but to the best of our knowledge, he was there first.
Point is, we’re not merely talking about a word here. Just by coming up with a good, snappy description of the genre, Dan is promoting the writing of books within it.