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    Cli-fi

    Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by Hubardo, Aug 2, 2015.

    Today I learned:

    Climate fiction, or climate change fiction, sometimes abbreviated to cli-fi (modelled on the sound of "sci-fi") is a subgenre of fiction dealing with climate change andglobal warming.[1] Not necessarily speculative in nature, works of cli-fi may take place in the present day world we know. Some universities now offer climate fiction courses that deal with both literature and film.[2]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_fiction

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    Did everybody else know this? And I just found out? And I'm embarrassed?
     
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    The Windup Girl. Strong elements of cli-fi and also bio-punk.

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    Sounds pretty dumb honestly.
     
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    Yeah. It's a really good read. :) I have a weird connection with this book because of a fruit that's mentioned in the tell of the tale. They are called ngaw (Thai name), though I know them as rambutan. Part of the story deals with a decimated floral biodiversity, particularly affecting edible plants, fruits and veggies, and the reappearance of ngaw in the markets where the story takes place is an important thing that happens. The fruit is also grown and exported from where I live in Puerto Rico because of similar climate and soil here. Anyway, when I got the book, rambutan were in season and I had just bought a crazy amount from the farmer's market. I start reading, and there they are, in the book, while they are also in my hand and in the bowl. Total coincidence. I continued reading, eating my rambutan, and pretended I was in the story. ;)

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    Sounds pretty sad that you would be willing to be so dismissive. Your loss.
     
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    Not really a loss at all.
     
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    I think I must be a Cinephile. I can pull out a movie for just about every topic.
     
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    Would you say that was an example of synchronicity?
     
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    Yep. :)

    Dammit, now I need to listen to that album... :bigtongue:

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    I second Wreybies' recommendation. Very good book.
     
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    Haven't listened to that album in a long time!
     
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    I love you Wreybies. That's why I tagged you in that thread saying "say the things now" because when you say the things, I like it.
     
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    Hahaha :-D Come and have tea in the Sahara with me and it will all be better. :bigwink:
     
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    When I read it, I had no idea what a ngaw, or rambutan, was. Now I want one.
     
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    I have seen rambutan often. We get a bunch of fruit in Aus that I have never been game enough to try. I am the food wimp. :superlaugh:
     
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    I has tacos made with whole grasshoppers instead of beef or pork, so I'll eat a rambutan.
     
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    Now I want to watch that movie again...

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    Damnit, that's two reads alluded to from WF that my local library does not offer on Kindle. My partner is all about our library's awesomest of the awesome library Kindle program, but the two times I've tried for titles they haven't shown up. First, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, now The Windup Girl. Hashtag first world problems or whatever but still.
     
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    Yeah you be the street vendor sampler and I'll go designated driver, deal?

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    Actually it is.

    I'm not saying this to be rude but to be dismissive of something just like that isn't very smart or at the very least it shows a closed mind space. Not saying you have one but it can certainly come off that way. Sure maybe it sounds dumb to you. And I've never read it myself or well maybe I have didn't notice and I'd be surprised if all of us haven't read at least a little bit of sci-fi or fantasy that didn't have a climate element.

    But dude considering everything else everybody read from you to me to anybody.

    Is it really all that dumb? XD

    As far as I'm concerned there is plenty of room for climate science fiction books or cli-fi as this thread deems it! Hell it can work to maybe teach people who read it new things, be informative as well as entertaining.

    At the very least its another way to tell stories and a lot of really really interesting things can probably be done with it, if you know how to execute it well enough.

    So with that said.

    It is bad to dismiss something at face value as it's a chance to learn about something new and be a little more worldly. So I think you should totally try some cli-fi works someday as I will try them to.

    Cli-fi gets the King's seal of approval and hope to see a lot of interesting works in the future. :D
     
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    I was not aware of cli-fi and thought at first glance it may have been about the fable of the female orgasm.

    Now that I read the post, it does bring to mind the following memetic thinger...

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