Inspiration: books on climate change and the seas that I read to write Dark Blue Rising

By Teri Terry

By Teri Terry

These are books I read when I was planning and then writing Dark Blue Rising and Red Sky Burning (the next book, which is out next year), and planning Dark Night Falling. Some very relevant, some less so; some read page to page from beginning to end, some dipped in and out of as needed.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein

£14.99 £14.24

This is a BRILLIANT BOOK - if you want to get to grips with the insanity of the climate crisis, it's a good place to start. It played a large part in what I wrote and I'm still writing. Can't recommend it highly enough. Despite the subject matter, Naomi manages to retain some optimism that I really needed when I read.

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

Amitav Ghosh


Not an easy read - but very interesting. Why is the climate crisis written about so little when it is of overwhelming importance to every living thing on our planet?

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells

£10.99 £10.44

I got very sad reading this one - the weight of it all got to me. Took me a while to shake it off

Deep Thinkers: An exploration of intelligence in whales, dolphins, and porpoises

Janet Mann


Soooo interesting, this one; gave me some real insight to what I'm writing.

The Spectacle of Illusion: Magic, the paranormal & the complicity of the mind

Matthew L. Tompkins

£19.95 £18.95

Only tangentially related to anything I'm writing - love this book, though. Great use of historic images also.

Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Michiel Roscam Abbing


Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Erich Hoyt

£30.00 £28.50

a useful reference book.

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

Johanna Basford

£14.99 £14.24

Because sometimes colouring in is just what I need. Actually it's a great thing to do while the mind is ticking things over: keeps your hands busy and mind free.

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