Immerse yourself in these short audio cli-fi stories, from our Imagine 2200 initiative, and find hope in unexpected places.
Imagine 2200, Grist’s climate fiction initiative, invites readers and writers to envision equitable climate progress in futures near and far.
In this audiobook collection, immerse yourself in readings of some of our favorite tales we’ve published so far. They tell of finding climate solutions in one’s heritage, the connections between species facing extinction, and finding ways to survive through the power of community.
Read the Stories:
By Lindsay Brodeck
As the wealthy flee Earth, a young woman must decide whether to follow her partner to a new world or stay behind to save a dying planet.
The Secrets of the Last Greenland Shark
By Mike McClelland
The last four creatures on Earth make an amazing discovery as the oldest of them finally returns home.
The Cloud Weaver’s Song
By Saul Tanpepper
In a city high above the desert, a dew harvester and her friend sacrifice everything to prove the end of the Great Drying is at hand.
Sweet Water From Salt (34:13)
By Jeremy Pak Nelson
A grieving son protects his family’s beehives as he steers them home aboard his parents’ ship.
The Metamorphosis of Marie Martin (38:00)
By Nadine Tomlinson
A Jamaican woman takes more than she gives, until the sea teaches her a valuable lesson with implications for everyone around her.
And Now the Shade (39:05)
By Rich Larson
A bioengineer grappling with a challenging problem finds the answer in the dreams of her dying grandmother.
Seven Sisters (41:10)
By Susan Kaye Quinn
As hard times and broken bots threaten a collective tea farm, the women keeping it going must decide whether to add another to their ranks.