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Is anyone interested in a book promo for FICTION with an ecological slant?  RSS feed

 
Jennifer Wadsworth
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A friend of mine, Katharina Gerlach, is (mostly) a fantasy writer. Before she became a writer, she was a landscaper and forester in Germany. She is interested in doing a book promo for permies.com.

The books she has available with an "environmental theme" are:

--Paralan's Children (set on an ice-planet)


--Amadi-Trilogy (set in an Arabian Nights world)



Both feature adaption to extreme climates.

So the big question - would this book promo be something of interest here?? Give this post a "thumbs up" or reply to this thread if you'd be interested!
 
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Well, I like the idea...I am going to be at our library later and will look for this author. I had suggested Barbara Kingsolver awhile back. For me, sometimes well written fiction makes things clearer than all of the facts and logic in the world.
 
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I second the Barbara Kingsolver recommendation - sometimes she does a good job of putting plausible people in scenarios where you have to get beyond the rhetoric.

If the books are speculative adaptation (no research into or experience regarding actual human adaptations to the climate in question), or they are of the preachy not-fun oversimplified eco-rant rhetoric, it would be kind of a wash-out.
But I'll read anything once. (At least until it makes me feel icky.)

Might see if the author has a forum or thread in mind to answer questions - did she spend time in the Arctic, or the Middle East, where she might be able to answer questions about the 'real stories' behind the fictional ones?
Or do we have a forum about cultural adaptation?

-Erica
 
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My book club read Flight Behavior by Kingsolver last month & it was great. Maragart Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy was even better, headier, and darker. The ladies don't enjoy her as much.

I thought you were going to mention Ecotopia, a book I read ages ago. Enjoyable but not literature.
 
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