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Table 1.

The works of fiction surveyed, along with their temporal setting, primary geographical settings, Goodreads ratings, and readership among surveyed cli-fi readers

Work of Fiction (Author, Date of Publication)Temporal Setting(s)Primary Geographical Setting(s)Goodreads Ratings*Read by X Percentage of Respondents
Flight Behavior (Kingsolver, 2012) Present Tennessee (USA) 65,765 24.2 
The Windup Girl (Bacigalupi, 2009) Distant Future Bangkok (Thailand) 50,203 19.3 
Solar (McEwan, 2010) Present UK, New Mexico (USA) 20,088 14.9 
A Friend of the Earth (Boyle, 2000) Past/Near Future Southern California, Pacific Northwest (USA) 2,649 10.6 
The Healer (Tuomainen, 2013) Near Future Helsinki (Finland) 1,014 9.9 
Forty Signs of Rain (Robinson, 2004) Present Washington, DC (USA) 2,908 9.3 
The Rapture (Jensen, 2009) Near Future Kent coast (UK) 1,982 9.3 
The Carbon Diaries: 2015 (Lloyd, 2009) Near Future UK 2,140 8.1 
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future (Oreskes and Conway, 2014) Distant Future Global 1,069 7.5 
The Ice People (Gee, 1998) Distant Future UK 284 7.5 
Back to the Garden (Hume, 2013) Distant Future USA 31 5.6 
The Water Knife (Bacigalupi, 2015) Near Future Phoenix (USA) 14,439 5.6 
Ultimatum (Glass, 2009) Near Future USA, China 330 5.6 
Odds against Tomorrow (Rich, 2013) Near Future New York City (USA) 1,731 5.0 
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (Wilson, 2009) Distant Future North America 2,680 4.3 
Far North (Theroux, 2009) Distant Future Siberia (Russia) 3,004 3.7 
Heavy Weather (Sterling, 1994) Near Future Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas (USA) 2,546 3.7 
Not Dark Yet (Ellingsen, 2015) Near Future Unspecified 185 3.1 
From Here (Kramb, 2012) Near Future London (UK) 1.9 
Work of Fiction (Author, Date of Publication)Temporal Setting(s)Primary Geographical Setting(s)Goodreads Ratings*Read by X Percentage of Respondents
Flight Behavior (Kingsolver, 2012) Present Tennessee (USA) 65,765 24.2 
The Windup Girl (Bacigalupi, 2009) Distant Future Bangkok (Thailand) 50,203 19.3 
Solar (McEwan, 2010) Present UK, New Mexico (USA) 20,088 14.9 
A Friend of the Earth (Boyle, 2000) Past/Near Future Southern California, Pacific Northwest (USA) 2,649 10.6 
The Healer (Tuomainen, 2013) Near Future Helsinki (Finland) 1,014 9.9 
Forty Signs of Rain (Robinson, 2004) Present Washington, DC (USA) 2,908 9.3 
The Rapture (Jensen, 2009) Near Future Kent coast (UK) 1,982 9.3 
The Carbon Diaries: 2015 (Lloyd, 2009) Near Future UK 2,140 8.1 
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future (Oreskes and Conway, 2014) Distant Future Global 1,069 7.5 
The Ice People (Gee, 1998) Distant Future UK 284 7.5 
Back to the Garden (Hume, 2013) Distant Future USA 31 5.6 
The Water Knife (Bacigalupi, 2015) Near Future Phoenix (USA) 14,439 5.6 
Ultimatum (Glass, 2009) Near Future USA, China 330 5.6 
Odds against Tomorrow (Rich, 2013) Near Future New York City (USA) 1,731 5.0 
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (Wilson, 2009) Distant Future North America 2,680 4.3 
Far North (Theroux, 2009) Distant Future Siberia (Russia) 3,004 3.7 
Heavy Weather (Sterling, 1994) Near Future Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas (USA) 2,546 3.7 
Not Dark Yet (Ellingsen, 2015) Near Future Unspecified 185 3.1 
From Here (Kramb, 2012) Near Future London (UK) 1.9 
*

As of August 31, 2017

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