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THE FUTURE | NAOMI ALDERMAN

The future that Alderman conjures in her ambitious, exuberant…
November 15, 2023/by Liz Jensen

The World According to Anna | Jostein Gaarder

When fifteen-year-old Anna begins receiving messages from…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

Blue Skies | T.C. Boyle

All TC Boyle's fiction is permeated with the vibrant presence…
December 12, 2023/by Liz Jensen

The Man Who Planted Trees | Jean Giono

‘And so, with great care, he planted his hundred acorns.’…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

Of Cattle and Men | Ana Paula Maia

 

Ana Paula Maria’s 99-page work, translated from…
April 23, 2024/by Liz Jensen

Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler

 

America is a place of chaos, where violence rules…
March 11, 2024/by sandyw

New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson

As the sea level rose, every street became a canal, every…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

Pod | Laline Paull

Ea has always felt like an outsider. She suffers from a type…
May 31, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

The New Atlantis | Ursula K. Le Guin

 

You can’t go wrong with anything by Le Guin, but…
March 11, 2024/by sandyw

The Book of Dave | Will Self

What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Rime of the Modern Mariner | Nick Hayes

 

The story is exactly what it sounds like: a modern…
December 12, 2023/by sandyw

The Fish | Joanne Stubbs

 

‘There is a fish on the sand; I see it clearly.…
September 12, 2023/by sandyw

Even If Everything Ends | Jens Liljestrand

Raging wildfires sweep through the Swedish countryside –…
October 2, 2023/by Liz Jensen

The Stone Gods | Jeanette Winterson

On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet -…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

Hope: Visions for a Better Future | Create the Future

 

Too often, we focus on the kind of future we fear.…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

The Mermaid of Black Conch | Monique Roffey

‘His stomach trembled with desire and fear and wonder because…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton

 

Five years ago, Mira Bunting founded a guerrilla…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

Stolen | Ann-Helen Laestadius

 

The story of a young Sami girl’s coming-of-age,…
September 12, 2023/by sandyw

Entropia | Samuel Alexander

When industrial civilisation collapsed in the third decade…
November 20, 2022/by Katie

Riverflow | Alison Layland

In a village in the Welsh Marches, the undercurrents are…
October 2, 2023/by Liz Jensen

The Lamentations of Zeno | Ilija Trojanow

Zeno Hintermeier is a scientist working as a travel guide…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Drowned World | JG Ballard

When London is lost beneath the rising tides, unconscious…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

Archipelago | Monique Roffey

Inspired by the flooding of her brother's house in Trinidad…
May 31, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

Solar | Ian McEwan

‘Beard sank into a gloom of inattention, not because the…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

Saga of the Swamp Thing | Alan Moore

For years, when people asked me why I bothered reading comics,…
November 15, 2023/by sandyw

The Gigantic Beard that Was Evil | Stephen Collins

 

Who was it that said the best way to teach a lesson…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

Earth | David Brin

Decades from now, an artificial black hole has fallen into…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Windup Girl | Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl is the ground-breaking and visionary modern…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Man with the Compound Eyes | Wu Ming-Yi

‘You must love the land, my children, and ring it in with…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

The Bone Clocks | David Mitchell

Run away, one drowsy summer's afternoon, with Holly Sykes:…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony | Roberto Calasso

‘To decolonise a culture, you have to deal with the Underworld.…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver

"The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Swan Book | Alexis Wright

The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginal people…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

MaddAddam | Margaret Atwood

Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Ice People | Maggie Gee

It's the middle of the 21st century, and the next Ice Age…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

Weather | Jenny Offill

Lizzie works in a university library. One of her jobs is answering the…
May 30, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

Habitat Man | D.A. Baden

 

Inspired by a real-life green garden consultancy,…
September 12, 2023/by sandyw

Pride of Baghdad | Brian K. Vaughan

 

“Published almost 20 years ago, this graphic novel…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

Stochasticity: A METAtropolis Story | Tobias S. Buckell

 

Reg Stratton is a bouncer eking a life out in the…
March 11, 2024/by sandyw

The Wall | Marlen Haushofer

‘The air trembled, gold and green and clear, at the edges…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

The Swarm | Frank Schatzing

 

The creatures of the world's oceans have had enough…
August 23, 2023/by Liz Jensen

The Tusk that did the Damage | Tania James

‘There he was, his trunk wrapped in hers. Whatever hurt…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

NOTES FROM THE BURNING AGE | CLAIRE NORTH

 

Claire North started writing when she was 14 years…
April 1, 2024/by Liz Jensen

The Rapture | Liz Jensen

In a merciless summer of biblical heat and destructive winds,…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Overstory | Richard Powers

‘This is not our world with trees in it. It's a world of…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

The Healer | Antti Tuomainen

It's two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling ruthless…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Flood | Maggie Gee

President Bliss is handling a tricky situation with customary…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

And Still The Earth | Ignacio Brandao

Welcome to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the not too distant future.…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

Odds Against Tomorrow | Nathaniel Rich

New York City, the near future: Mitchell Zukor works on the…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Sea and Summer | George Turner

Francis Conway is Swill - one of the 90% in the year 2041…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

THE MARS HOUSE | NATASHA PULLEY

 
 

“Hands down, Natasha Pulley is one of the greatest…
April 1, 2024/by Liz Jensen

Things We Didn’t See Coming | Steven Amsterdam

Opening on the eve of the millennium, when the world as we…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Healer | Antti Tuomainen

It's two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling a ruthless…
May 31, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

Ceremony | Leslie Marmon Silko

Tayo, a young Second World War veteran of mixed ancestry, is…
May 31, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

Migrations | Charlotte McConaghy

 

Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who…
September 12, 2023/by sandyw

She’s A Killer | Kirsten McDougall

 

Eleanor Oliphant meets Killing Eve in this funny…
December 12, 2023/by sandyw

The Devil’s Highway | Gregory Norminton

The Devil’s Highway is the folk name for a Roman road in north…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead | Olga Tokarczuk

In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

The High House | Jessie Greengrass

Perched on a hill above a village by the sea, the high house…
May 31, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

Venomous Lumpsucker | Ned Beauman

 

A dark and witty story of environmental collapse…
August 31, 2023/by sandyw

The Carbon Diaries 2015 | Saci Lloyd

It's January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Last Quarter of the Moon | Chi Zijian

‘A long-time confidante of the rain and snow, I am ninety…
September 12, 2022/by Katie

A Friend of the Earth | TC Boyle

It's 2025, and 75-year-old environmentalist and retired eco-terrorist…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

The Ice | Laline Paull

It’s tomorrow and the Arctic summer sea ice has completely…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

The Rings of Saturn | W.G. Sebald

What begins as the record of W.G. Sebald's own journey on…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

Man in the Holocene | Max Frisch

A stunning tour de force, Man in the Holocene constructs…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

Meat | Joseph D’Lacey

 

Scratch the surface of the ordinary-looking community…
April 19, 2024/by sandyw