The difference between historical and environmental fiction, however, is environmental offers the opportunity to educate us on ways to prevent or change our behaviors before things get worse. Heroic protagonists take us to the extremes of these issues-makes us aware and invite us to join them in making this planet a better place. The reader is given a superhero cape to wear at the end of the last page. The choice to don it is ours. But as film director, Gabriela Cowperthwaite, says about her award-winning documentary, Blackfish, “Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it.” The same is true for reading.
Environmental Fiction offers a wide canvas for writers today and new stories for readers. Have you read a book that you’ve enjoyed in this genre?
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