Science Magazine: An Ecotopian Lexicon

Review of An Ecotopian Lexicon, edited by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Kim Stanley Robinson

Presents thirty novel terms that do not yet exist in English to envision ways of responding to the environmental challenges of our generation

An Ecotopian Lexicon—“ecotopian” meaning out of place—offers a fascinating collection of non-English or newly invented words that impart something of the complexities of everyday life in an era of warming skies and oceans, mass degradation, precarity, and insecurity, each of which also helps map a possible future. The stated work of words here is to clarify, diagnose, and stimulate action.


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