By Earthbound Books

Novels that explore environmental and social justice themes.

Waste Tide

Chen Qiufan

£18.98 £17.65

Chen Quifan draws on his own experiences of the e-waste trade in China to inform his sci-fi novel about the underside of technology.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain: Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford 'Fiction with a Sense of Place' award

Pitchaya Sudbanthad

£8.99 £8.36

An extraordinary portrait of a city, told through a series of vignettes of ordinary lives. The book quietly moves from past to present, to a speculative future in which Bangkok is underwater - as is projected by 2050.

Flight Behaviour

Barbara Kingsolver

£9.99 £9.29

A woman comes face to face with an uncanny natural phenomena in this beautifully written story of changing people in a changing landscape.

The Hungry Tide

Amitav Ghosh

£9.99 £9.29

A naturalist explores the natural wonders of the Sundarbans, while others struggle with the encroachment of the sea into their community.

The Bees

Laline Paull

£14.99 £13.94

Like The Handmaid's Tale re-told in a beehive, Paull's unusual novel exlores hierarchy, fertility and fundamentalism within a vividly imagined apian society.

Parable of the Sower: the New York Times bestseller

Octavia E. Butler

£9.99 £9.29

Powerfully prescient considering it was released in 1993, Butler conjures dystopia from a California beset by climate-induced fire and social unrest.

Dry

Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

£7.99 £7.43

What happens when the taps run dry? This YA thriller sets the action in California, but any number of cities may have to answer this question in coming years.

News from Gardenia

Robert Llewellyn

£9.99 £9.29

Robert Llewellyn, of the Fully Charged Show and Red Dwarf, tries his hand at a sustainable utopia. There aren't many utopias around these days, are there?

Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

Esi Edugyan

£14.99 £13.94

A slave boy is taken on as an assistant by a white scientist in this adventure story that investigates race, prejudice, and the motives behind apparent altruism.

Mortal Engines: Movie Tie-in Edition

Philip Reeve

£9.99 £9.29

Yes, it's a blockbuster YA adventure with mobile cities that devour each other - and it's also a parable about infinite growth.

The History of Bees

MAJA LUNDE

£14.99 £13.94

Three separate stories about humanity's relationship to bees, and how exploitation leads to catastrophe.

The Power: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

Naomi Alderman

£12.99 £12.08

Women gain the power to cripple men with jolting superpowers, and from this almost comic-book premise Alderman wrings all kinds of thought-provoking reversals that explore notions of masculinity, femininity and the relationship between them.

The Wall: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

John Lanchester

£8.99 £8.36

Who is protected from whom by this epic border wall? Lanchester's dystopia explores inclusion, exlusion and inter-generational justice.

The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

Colson Whitehead

£8.99 £8.36

A woman on the run from slavery travels a surreally literal Underground Railroad through a series of imagined Americas.

The Drowned World

J. G. Ballard

£8.99 £8.36

Writing in the early 60s, J G Ballard set his novel in a hot and humid climate-changed London.

The New Wilderness: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

Diane Cook

£16.98 £15.79

Looking forward to reading this explicitly environmentally themed novel about humanity's relationship with wilderness.

Oryx And Crake

Margaret Atwood

£9.99 £9.29

Dark, funny and uniquely Atwood, Oryx and Crake kicks off a trilogy set in a near future distorted by genetic engineering gone awry.

Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation

Samuel Alexander

£17.98

Simple living advocate and prolific author Samuel Alexander turns to fiction and paints a picture of an ideal sustainable society.

Anthill: A Novel

Edward O. (Harvard University) Wilson

£11.99 £11.15

The respected biologist turns his life-long fascination with ants into a novel that plays out at human scale, ant scale and the grander sweep of evolution.

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor

£12.99 £12.08

A young woman struggles to control her magical powers and defeat an evil wizard - but Nigerian author Nnedi Okorafor sets her novel in a post-apocalyptic Somalia for a unique twist on the fantasy genre that investigates FGM and the subjugation of women.

I'm with the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet

Bill McKibben, Margaret Atwood, et al.

£8.99 £8.36

Ten short climate-themed stories from notable fiction writers, with proceeds going to 350.org.

The Sea and Summer

George Turner

£9.99 £9.29

Written in the late 80s, this is an Australian classic of speculative fiction that describes a flooded Melbourne set in 2023.