Clade by James Bradley, Titan Books, 2017
A gripping family portrait set against the backdrop of dramatic climate breakdown, where the unexpected clashes with the everyday, including wonderful insights into beekeeping.
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler, Headline, 1993
A prescient work of science fiction, published in the United States in the early 90s, that cannily foresaw much of the present climate emergency through the eyes of a fifteen year-old black girl.
Tiger by Polly Clark, riverrun, 2019
A vividly imagined novel, set between England and Siberia, that follows the stories of three individuals and their wondrous and complex relationship to the tiger.
Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver, HarperCollins, 2012
An intricately woven, impassioned tale in which the effects of climate change are witnessed through the fragile existence and migratory travails of the monarch butterfly.
The Bees by Laline Paull, Fourth Estate, 2015
A chilling dystopian novel in which the beehive serves as a powerful allegory for societal breakdown in the face of environmental emergency.
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit, 2017
An urgent, imaginative thriller set in the next century, when most of New York City is permanently underwater and its inhabitants dwell in the upper floors of high rises.
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins, riverrun, 2017
A harrowing post-apocalyptic vision of the American West, now an eerie, lawless desert populated by strange, traumatised characters.