With the world facing the greatest global crisis of all time – climate change – personal and political indifference has wrought a Series of unfolding complications that are altering our planet, and threatening our very existence. Reacting to the warnings sounded by scientists and thinkers, writers are responding imaginatively to the seriousness of changing ocean conditions, the widening disappearance of species, genetically modified organisms, increasing food shortages, mass migrations of refugees, and the hubris behind our provoking Mother Earth herself. These stories of Climate Fiction (Cli-fi) feature perspectives by culturally diverse Canadian writers of short fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and futurist works, and transcend traditional doomsday stories by inspiring us to overcome the bleak forecasted results of our current indifference. Authors: George McWhirter, Richard Van Camp, Holly Schofield, Linda Rogers, Sean Virgo, Rati Mehrotra, Geoffrey W. Cole, Phil Dwyer, Kate Story, Leslie Goodreid, Nina Munteanu, Halli Villegas, John Oughton, Frank Westcott, Wendy Bone, Peter Timmerman, Lynn Hutchinson-Lee, with an afterword by internationally acclaimed writer and filmmaker, Dan Bloom.
Bruce Meyer is author and/or editor of over fifty books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, and an associate of Victoria College in the University of Toronto where he teaches in the Vic One Program. He was inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie. Dan Bloom (Afterword) is a freelance writer, and the person who first coined Climate Fiction, or Cli-fi, as a new genre of fiction that touches in some way on the topic of climate change.
“Climate change is no fiction, but a new short story anthology attempts to bring an imaginative response to one of the world’s greatest crises.” —Steve Paikin, TVO's The Agenda
“Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change was a labor of love and a commitment to speak up about the risks and fixes for runaway global warming." —San Diego Jewish World