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Ecological fiction?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by JustAHousecat, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. JustAHousecat

    JustAHousecat Housecat

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    Meow! Random question, figure it might be worth a shot here. I've read the book Ecotopia a couple times and really enjoyed it. Anyone have any recommendations for other fiction that explores deep ecological themes? I tried reading Ecotopia Emerging, but couldn't get into it. Also, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind was a neat comic series, explored some interesting ecological ideas from a dystopian perspective.
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  2. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I can't give you many titles, most books I remember I read long ago(I read a lot as a kid, but at some point I wasn't able to concentrate on reading as well anymore). but I do reember various books with ecological themes, although they were all youth/children books.

    the only one I remember the title of was the thule-trilogy, however I think that was written by a dutch author and I have no idea if there is an english translation. it is about a kind of post-nuclear war world, where there are 2 new nations: 2 very similar industrial nations, one consisting of mainland europe(mostly nuclear wateland, and that nation is warlike, focussed on conmquering resources, they rediscovered some technology like steam-warships powered by coal), the other conmsisting of the brittish islands, culturally/technologically very similar to mainland europe, but they managed to not get conquered by the nation controlling mainland europe.
    and the third nation, Thule, located on greenland and not a nuclear wasteland, but a very fertile lush country(because of a changed global climate), with a pacifist matriarch society/culture.
    the story is about the mainland europe-nation discovering greenland, and trying to conquer it. (and some of them discovering that Thule isn't that primitive after all, just culturally very different)

    I also remember a book about a post-global-warming-flooding-world, where all people live on oil rigs since all land is flooded or inhabitable, and then some kid dives into a sunken town and reads about greenland/finds an old map, wich should be habitable because the ioce-sheet should have melted, so they set out to find greenland.

    and one book, wich was not so much focussed on the ecological side but did happen in a postapolyptical world, where all cities where mobile, like giant cars, and cities hunted and ate eachother for their basic resources.

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