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Best Environmental Fiction of 2021

  • FICTION

    WHAT STORM, WHAT THUNDER

    OCT. 5, 2021

  • FICTION

    DAMNATION SPRING

    AUG. 3, 2021

FICTION

DAMNATION SPRING

by Ash Davidson

An impressively well-turned story about how environmental damage creeps into our bodies, psyches, and economies. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

    MARCH 9, 2021

FICTION

HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

by Imbolo Mbue

A fierce, up-to-the-minute novel that makes you sad enough to grieve and angry enough to fight back. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BEWILDERMENT

    SEPT. 21, 2021

FICTION

BEWILDERMENT

by Richard Powers

A touching novel that offers a vital message with uncommon sympathy and intelligence. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CHRONICLES FROM THE LAND OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH

    SEPT. 28, 2021

FICTION

CHRONICLES FROM THE LAND OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH

by Wole Soyinka

Dazzling wordplay and subtle allusion mark this most welcome return to fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER

    APRIL 6, 2021

FICTION

HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER

by Jeff VanderMeer

A daring change of genres, and an entertaining whirlwind at that. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HARROW

    SEPT. 14, 2021

FICTION

HARROW

by Joy Williams

An enigmatic, elegant meditation on the end of civilization—if end it truly is. Full review >

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