climatefictionlead_960Climate Fiction: Can Books Save the Planet?  is’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.

Related: RoboFi as a dystopian literary genre: Jobs vs. robots. Neologism time?


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