The nine short stories in Jan Underwood’s new book The Bell Lap, morph sci-fi into “cli-fi” – fiction about climate change. In these pages, a German couple becomes trapped in a new European Ice Age; a sensitive young man is drafted to fight in the Tar Sands Wars and rebels are persecuted by a dictatorship of the fossil fuel industry.

aTBL cover high res 001These musings explore life in a climate-altered future, through occasionally whimsical, grim and deeply human ways of responding to the catastrophes of this rapidly-changing world.

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