Facts seldom move people; stories often do. Science has taught us a tremendous amount about the complexity, diversity, and fragility of the natural world.

Conservation biology and climatology are teaching us what are the thresholds (for habitat loss, biodiversity depletion, atmospheric carbon concentrations, and more) we dare not cross, lest we irreparably damage the biosphere (and we are near to crossing – or have already crossed – some of those thresholds).

For better or worse, stories and experiences will do more to move people than will the teachings of conservation biology and the forecasts of climatologists, crucial (and dire!) though these lessons are.

So, on this Eco-Fiction plate, we’ll offer excerpts from or reviews of or links to stories that might inspire readers to more eco-centric views and stronger actions for the natural world. We hope thereby to inspire a growing genre of books, articles, movies, and music that makes other life-forms equal partners in the evolutionary dance. Stories can be true, of course. The point here is, we need to inspire as much as we inform.

Chapters: Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Harvest Party By Ken Swift (A Make-Believe Adventure for Youth of[...]
Chapters: Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 Busy as Beavers By Ken Swift (A Make-Believe Adventure[...]
Chapters: Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 To the Rescue (A Make-Believe Adventure for Youth of All Ages, Human and[...]
Tree Rights Revolution
By Joan Maloof As founder and director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, I was recently contacted by the XPRIZE Foundation.[...]
Chapters: Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 By Ken Swift On rain-soaked kaleidoscopic leaves, Ranger descended the east flanks[...]
Book Review of The Overstory, by Richard Powers
Review by Charles E. M. Dunlop There’s a fire backstage, he says. The clown comes out to warn the audience.[...]

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