Selected Writing



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

I’m extremely geeked to be part of Radix Media’s fantastic sci-fi/cli-fi project, Futures, which will publish seven novellas during 2019, beginning with “Always Blue” by John Dermot Woods. “Always Blue” follows the personal struggles of a wind engineer who endures a set of tribulations rooted in his own invention. My contribution is a work of climate fiction tinged with sci-fi titled “Muri,” a re-imagining of Herman Melville’s masterpiece Benito Cereno (the photo to the left is a hint). It will be published as a stand-alone chapbook in June 2019.

You can order the entire series as a subscription by clicking here. For $60 you will get each chapbook as it rolls out.

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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...