Selected Writing



“Muri” (Radix Media’s “Futures: A Science Fiction Series)

In this reimagining of Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno, the polar bear population has dwindled, and the remaining pods have been relocated to the coast of Antarctica in an attempt to save them using a process called “assisted colonization.” The last pod of Baffin Bay bears has boarded the Precession icebreaker, captained by a man who is keenly aware that the previous crews on this run have gone mad.

Are the events that unfold on this sea journey the ravings of an addled mind, the symptoms of contagious hysteria? Or have the bears chosen to rise up to exert their own autonomy?

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Toward a New Climate Change Genre: First Impact Fiction (LitHub)

On July 12, 2017, the New York Times sent subscribers a push notification that read: “‘Maps will need to be redrawn”: a massive chunk of ice had broken away from Antarctica, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded...

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Indulge Your Climate Rage in Fantasy (Slate)

In 2010, I began work on a novel set in a time I was certain would be looked upon as one of the most embarrassing periods of the climate change “debate”: the George W. Bush era. The novel, set at South Pole Station and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, takes as its premise the residency of a denialist scientist at the world’s foremost climate research site...

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To the Poles--Before They Started Melting (NY Times Book Review)

At a press conference in 2008, Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center Mark Serreze announced the Arctic was “in a death spiral.”At the time, this was dismissed as alarmist rhetoric by climate change deniers and even by his fellow scientists. Ten years later, as NOAA announces that the “Arctic shows no sign of returning to a reliably frozen region,” Serreze’s declaration has a documentary feel to it...


Climate Change Triptych (KYSO Flash)

Ever since First Impact, king tides had become gargling monsters, so getting out of Plaquemines at high tide was a little hairy...


LinkedIn Thought You Might Be Interested in this Post-Climate Impact Job: Environmental Migrant Management and Soil-Free Solutions (The Coil)

In June 2024, due to the nationalization of the Post-Climate Impact agriculture sector, LivingSystems, Inc., and Aeroponic Farm Cooperatives merged, creating a new company with a global presence...