13th April 2017
A major milestone has been reached for the cli-fi genre, as ‘cli-fi’ enters the Oxford Dictionary.
A recent blog post on oxforddictionaries.com states: “Cli-fi refers to the genre of fiction exploring issues around climate change and global warming, and is modelled after its hypernym sci-fi.”
The origin of cli-fi is explained here as follows: “Early 21st century: short for climate fiction or climate change fiction, on the pattern of sci-fi.” Furthermore, “cli-fi, like the science behind it, often presents bleak visions of the future.”
I would like to offer my congratulations to Dan Bloom who coined the term ‘cli-fi’, and all writers who have written books in this genre.
Oxford Dictionaries blog about cli-fi – http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2017/04/oxford-dictionary-new-words/
Definition of cli-fi – https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/cli-fi
My new cli-fi children’s picture book is Nanook and the Melting Arctic. Nanook is a caring polar bear who lives in the Arctic. But when his igloo starts melting, Nanook must find a way to save his friends and his home. He knows that the people who can help are also those who’ve caused the problem and he must find a way to convince leaders to act on the climate crisis. You can purchase Nanook from Amazon’s global stores including Amazon UK and Amazon US.