''The Nevils'' for 2014 are noted here, at this blog, and at other cli fi blogs around the world.
The Nevils are named after Nevil Shute, the author of ON THE BEACH, published in 1957, which had such a large impact on the civilized world via the book and the subsequent movie.
In hopes that cli fi novels, both for adults and in the YA category, can also impact world opinion on the need to find ways to stop climate change and global warming based in scientific consensus and international cooperation, the NEVILS, a nickname for the annual ''NOTED CLI FI NOVELS OF THE YEAR'' awards, hope to become a beacon of hope among writers, publishers, editors, readers, scientists, climate activists, media observers, the public and book critics and reviewers worldwide.
This will be annual list issue every year on July 24th.
The 2014 list of noted cli fi novels is here:
OFFICIAL LIST TO BE RELEASED ON July 24, 2014 for media pick-up worldwide.
All authors of noted books in the Nevils each year are more than welcome to note their inclusion in the NEVILS for 2014 on their own blogs, tweets, Facebook updates, email blasts and book covers (front or back covers), with a link back to this blog if so wished for easy accessibility.
The noted cli fi authors of 2014 are, in no particular order:
Gregory Zeigler, USA, ''THE STRAW THAT BROKE''
Jim Laughter, USA, ''POLAR CITY RED'', paperback, Kindle
Karl-Friedrich Lenz, Japan, "Last Week"
Hamish MacDonald, SCOTLAND, ''FINITUDE''
Lisa Devaney, UK, ''In Ark''
Tara L. Masih, November Heat, short story
Tara L. Masih, ''If You Had Stopped'' - short story/flash fiction
Claude Nougat, ITALY, ''Forever Young''
Mindy McGinnis, USA, YA ''Not a Drop to Drink''
Paolo Bacigalupi, USA, THE WATER KNIFE, (in progress, release date 2015/2016)
Emmi Itaranti, Finland, THE MEMORY OF WATER
Lloyd Jones, WALES, ''WATER''
Kate Kelly, UK, ''RED ROCK''
NOEL HODSON, UK, ''AD 2516: After Global Warming''
Paulette Jiles, USA, Lighthouse Island
Kat Ross, YA novel, SOME FINE DAY
JZ O'Brien, USA, ''SURVIVING ABE''
Sarah Holding, UK, SeaBEAN
Edan Lupecki, USA, ''CALIFORNIA''
Wayne Marinovich, USA, ''FLOODLANDERS''
Jane Rawson, Australia, ''A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists''
Joshua David Bellin, YA, ''SURVIVAL COLONY 9''
James R. Gilbert, UK, ''THE ADMIRAL''
Nathaniel Rich, USA, ''ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW'', paperback 2014
Chang-rae Lee, USA, ''ON SUCH A FULL SEA''
Antti Tuomainen, FINLAND, ''THE HEALER'' - cli fi noir
Honorable Mention: George Marshall, UK, nonfiction book titled "Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change (2014)
SPECIAL MENTION: to be announced on December 31, 2014 -- a surprise YA cli fi novelist that no one has heard of yet [but you will SOON, I can guarantee that!]
NOTE TO MEDIA: This noted cli fi novels of 2014 list was compiled by Dan Bloom, a climate activist and literary theorist who has been popularizing the cli fi genre term for a number of years as a platform for writers and movie directors to use as they see fit in the creation of their own novels, short stories and movies.
Mr Bloom is not a novelist and has no financial interest in the cli fi genre at all.
His work here is as an unpaid volunteer in the service of humanity in the hopes that humankind can avert the Climapocalypse by coming together as one people on one Earth to work in cooperation and harmony to stop climate change and global warming before things get so bad that civilization as we know it collapses in on itself and ALL IS LOST.
We must not let that happen! This this annual list of cli fi novels called THE NEVILS, as a PR wake up call for people around the world.
NOTE TO FUTURE: Beginning in 2020, a full-scale literary awards named after Nevil Shute will award ONE PRIZE EACH YEAR for the BEST CLI FI NOVEL OF THE PRECEDING YEAR, with a prize of US$202,000 in 2020 -- to match the year -- and US$202,100 in 2021, and so on for the next 99 years, funded by a major benefactor and run by a jury of literary critics and academics at a major university -- with the goal of finding those cli fi novels that best tell the story that needs to be told. So the current NEVILS, which will be handed out every year until 2019 as the last year, will segue into the NEVILS of 2020, so this current awards program is setting the stage. And thanks to all the writers here! You are the heroes! GO GO GO!