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Spring Into Sci-Fi & Horror with Eco-Fiction

Ecological-based science fiction and horror doesn’t get nearly as much love as it should. Luckily there are at least a few books or movies every few years that help us scratch the urge to see not only animals, but the Earth itself fight back.

Some of our choices were obvious ones. Others might require a little more thought. Readers may disagree with our classifications as well, and that’s okay. While we hope to hit the broad strokes of recognizable eco-fic to whet the reader (or movie-goers) taste, we know we haven’t come close to covering the full spectrum offered up over the decades.

So peruse and feel free to tell us below what book or film you’re absolutely horrified that we didn’t include (and maybe we’ll pick them up and read/watch them!)

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40 Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital #1) by Kim Stanley Robertson

Chosen by Lilyn

“Side note: Cli-Fi is Robinson’s jam and while I wish I could say I love and recommend all of them… I can’t and I don’t. Might want to give this one a try, though.” – Lilyn

American War by Omar El Akkad

Chosen by Sam

Book cover for American War by Omar El Akkad

Check out Lilyn’s review of American War

Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

Chosen by Lilyn

Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

Chosen by Tracy

Check out Lilyn’s review of Bloom

The Book of Koli (Rampart Trilogy #1) by M.R. Carey

Chosen by Tracy

Deathworld (Deathworld #1) by Harry Harrison

Chosen by Lilyn

Book cover for Deathworld

Check out Lilyn’s review of Deathworld

Earthworm Gods (The Earthworm Gods #1) by Brian Keene

Chosen by Lilyn

Eden by Tim Lebbon

Chosen by Tracy

Check out Tracy’s review of Eden

The Genius Plague by David Walton

Chosen by Bill

Check out Lilyn’s review of The Genius Plague

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Chosen by Sian

“It is a MUST READ and broke me!” – Sian

Check out Sian’s review of Migrations

Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam #1) by Margaret Atwood

Chosen by Sam

Book cover for Oryx and Crake

Semiosis (Semiosis Duology #1) by Sue Burke

Chosen by Lilyn

Book cover for Semiosis

Check out Lilyn’s review of Semiosis

Triple Shot of Unnatural Nature by Tonia Brown

Chosen by Gracie

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Chosen by Bill

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The Bay

Chosen by Lilyn

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Chosen by Gracie

“Yes, this movie is bad. Very bad. But I am including it here aside from it being unintentionally hilarious but also because it was made sincerely (according to an interview with the director, James Nguyen), not as a parody.” – Gracie

The Birds

Chosen by Lilyn

Check out Gracie’s review of The Birds

The Happening

Chosen by Gracie and Shawn


Chosen by Brian

Long Weekend

Chosen by Olly


Chosen by Gracie

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Told you’d recognize some of them, didn’t we? But were there ones you didn’t recognize? Did you find some new reads/watches to hit your TBR?

And don’t forget to tell us how badly we erred in forgetting THAT one book or movie.

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