What are the all-time best climate fiction books?
To some extent, this is a purely subjective question. What one reader finds informative and moving, another reader may find unoriginal and uninspired.
There are so many climate fiction books out there now, with more published every month. This makes it hard for even experienced readers of climate fiction to know where to start.
Reading lists like our “All-Time Best Climate Fiction Books” list offer a great starting point in your search for good climate fiction books to read. They may not be definitive, but they don’t have to be. All they have to do is help us find some great books that most people with an interest in climate themes will appreciate reading.
Book Inclusion Criteria
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Top Ten Best Climate Fiction Books of All Time
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
- Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson [Read our review]
- The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
- Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
- The Deluge by Stephen Markley
- Afterglow edited by Grist
- Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers edited by Sarena Ulibarri
- Loosed Upon the World edited by John Joseph Adams
More Great Climate Fiction Books
But wait, there’s more! Here are more titles that didn’t make it into the top ten, but still deserve special attention.
- Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors and Imagine 2200: The 2022 Climate Fiction Collection edited by Grist.
- Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters edited by Sarena Ulibarri
- Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction edited by Manjana Milkoreit, Meredith Martinez, and Joey Eschrich
- Everything Change Volume II edited by Angie Dell and Joey Eschrich
- Everything Change Volume III edited by Angie Dell and Joey Eschrich
- Aestus: Book 1: The City by S. Z. Attwell