Cli-fi

cli-fi, CliFi – sostantivo non numerabile

climate fiction – sostantivo non numerabile

climate change fiction – sostantivo non numerabile

 

There’s a large cli-fi community of writers and readers worldwide now; there’s even a Twitter hashtag for it (#clifi).

Most climate-change fiction is set, for obvious reasons, in the future. But Ian McEwan’s underrated 2010 novel Solar takes place in the present.

Climate fiction is hot right now. Just ask Paolo Bacigalupi, author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning ”The Windup Girl” and the young-adult novels “Ship Breaker” and “The Drowning Cities”.

 

La Cli-fi, ovvero climate fiction o climate change fiction (fantaclima o fantaclimatica) è un filone letterario, ma anche cinematografico, che ha come tema principale gli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici e incorpora non solo opere contemporanee – basate sulla odierna consapevolezza delle conseguenze di tali cambiamenti sul pianeta, – ma anche su romanzi o film del passato che ipotizzavano disastri naturali dovuti appunto a mutamenti del clima.

Origini del termine

Il termine cli-fi fu coniato nel 2008 dal giornalista Dan Bloom sul calco di sci-fi, ovvero science fiction (fantascienza), unendo le prime sillabe di climate e fiction.

cli-fi, CliFi – noun U

climate fiction – noun U

climate change fiction – noun U

There’s a large cli-fi community of writers and readers worldwide now; there’s even a Twitter hashtag for it (#clifi).

Most climate-change fiction is set, for obvious reasons, in the future. But Ian McEwan’s underrated 2010 novel Solar takes place in the present.

Climate fiction is hot right now. Just ask Paolo Bacigalupi, author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning ”The Windup Girl” and the young-adult novels “Ship Breaker” and “The Drowning Cities”.

 

Cli-fi, also known as climate fiction or climate change fiction is fiction, or sometimes film, that takes as one of its main themes the effects of climate change. It applies not only to works that are being written now with awareness of the likely consequences of climate change for the planet and humanity, but also retrospectively to works from the past that imagine climate-related natural disasters.

 

Origins

The term cli-fi was coined in 2008 by journalist and climate activist Dan Bloom in imitation of sci-fi, short for science fiction. It is formed by taking the first syllables of climate and fiction, a process known as clipping, and putting them together to form a new compound.

 

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