In this episode, we talk to writer/editor Sarena Ulibarri about what it means to be a writer during a global climate crisis. Do writers have a responsibility to address the problem? Are we a part of the problem? Does art matter when the world is on fire? Should we educate people or offer them an escape from the horrors of reality? Should we give people hope or scare the shit out of them? Can art change the world, or are we just like the musicians on the Titanic playing for the upper-class while the ship goes down?
- World Weaver Press
- Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures
- The Spiral Ranch
- Chrysalis in Sunlight
- Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers
- Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters
- Solarpunk: Ecological and Fantastical Stories in a Sustainable World
- ‘I want you to panic’: Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, lays it on the line for world leaders
- Titanic Orchestra
- Solarpunk: A Reference Guide
- How Climate-Change Fiction, or “Cli-Fi,” Forces Us to Confront the Incipient Death of the Planet
- A Very Nutty Christmas
- ‘Titanic’ Prompts Pollution Study
- Raffi Says No to Ads for Kids
About Rite Gud: R.S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is executive producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezes – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at patreon.com/ritegud. Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes, critiques and more.