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Science Fiction and Climate ChangeA Sociological Approach$
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Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789621723

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.001.0001

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Cli-fi in Other Media

Cli-fi in Other Media

(p.171) Chapter 8 Cli-fi in Other Media
Science Fiction and Climate Change

Andrew Milner

J.R. Burgmann


This chapter explores cli-fi in other print media (short stories, published poetry, comics and graphic novels), recorded popular music (folk and rock), and audio-visual media (cinema, television and videogames). It identifies rhetorically effective instances of cli-fi from a wide range of media, notably Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Keep It in the Ground’, Brian Wood’s The Massive, Anohni’s Hopelessness, Franny Armstrong’s The Age of Stupid and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. But it concludes, nonetheless, that it is in cli-fi novels and trilogies, especially those that deal with mitigation and negative or positive adaptation, that the major effort to respond to the climate crisis has taken shape. The more general conclusion, then, is that longer narrative forms seem best suited to climate fiction.

Keywords:   Cli-fi, Poetry, Comics, Folk, Rock, Cinema, Television, Games

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