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Subject: Where are the novelists when we need them? Date: 10/19/2012 4:18 PM
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The Guardian is probably the UK's most alarmist and hysterically loony print outlet. Now it's mad at novelists for not taking up the cause:

Climate change fiction melts away just when it's needed

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/oct/18/climat...

It's the most urgent problem of our era, but novelists appear singularly reluctant to address it. "Guys, the ice caps are melting now," wrote Chris Ross in the Guardian Review last year. "Where are those stories?"

One year on, the question still stands. "In spite of the stakes," said Andrew Simms on the Guardian's environment blog the other day, "the issue has receded from the political frontline like a wave shrinking down a beach." It seems that the wave never quite reached our beach – the beach of fiction writing – in the first place.

As such, the portrayal of climate change in fiction might actually be a pretty accurate reflection of what's going on in the real world. We know about it, and we know it's a pretty damn serious problem, but engage with it directly? Maybe tomorrow. Maybe the day after tomorrow. Isn't someone else looking into it? We don't want to have this conversation, it seems; and neither do most characters in most novels being published.
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Subject: Re: Where are the novelists when we need them? Date: 10/20/2012 1:03 AM
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The Guardian is probably the UK's most alarmist and hysterically loony print outlet. Now it's mad at novelists for not taking up the cause:

Climate change fiction melts away just when it's needed


Here's some...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-angels-larry-niven/10...

(And it's very realistic... as the glaciers start to advance across North Dakota, the US government is blocking technological progress and cutting off supplies of paper to its critics, for the purpose of stopping global warming.)

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