Ecological Science Fiction
Ecological science fiction, or eco-fiction, explores concepts involving nature and the environment. That environment could be Earth. On the other hand, it could be somewhere else in the cosmos. It could even be a newly-created world from the author’s imagination. Koraalen is a unique planet that existed solely in my mind until I brought it to life on paper. The next most natural step—publishing it for you to explore.
Eco-fiction typically centers on the relationship between the characters and the environment. It generally introduces a change within the environment with potentially disastrous consequences. In some cases, this change could certainly have occurred naturally. Alternatively, humanoids could have caused it. However the change occurred, the story develops around the impact that this change has on the environment and the characters who live there. Do the characters have any control over the change? Can they remedy the problem? Or, as a result, are they forced to create a new way of life?
Why am I Drawn to Ecological Science Fiction?
I enjoy writing about the things that I’m passionate about. I am passionate about environmental issues and always have been. Even as a child, I centered my science projects around subjects like:
- Endangered species
I also enjoy sharing messages. These messages could range anywhere from positive and uplifting, to warnings and exhortations. Regardless of the path they take, Ecological Science Fiction is the perfect platform for me to share some of these messages. These messages inspire and move me. I want them to inspire and move others as well.
Specifically, I see a need for growth and change within our society regarding the ways in which we approach our natural resources. This is one of my passions. Consequently, I want to inspire others to see things from a new perspective.
The people who read my books will play various roles in society. They might be students. Some might be teachers. Readers could include politicians, scientists, or doctors. They could be lawyers, hospitality workers, talk-show hosts, or entertainers. Everyone is unique, so everyone will relate to my messages differently. However they connect, I hope they are inspired to make choices that affect positive change.
Check out Ecological Science Fiction
In conclusion, I encourage you to explore the ecological science fiction genre. You can find out more about it on this page at the Best Science Fiction Books website. Want an even more in-depth look? Check out What is Ecofiction?
And, of course, you can experience it for yourself in the world that I created in my novel, Koraalen: Planetary Symbiosis.
All things considered, what are your thoughts on this genre?
Have you read books that you think fit this topic?
By the same token, did you read my book? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments below!