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Kabanova I. V. Planetary Risks in Cli-fi (Ian McEwan’s «Solar», Magnus Macintyre’s «Whirligig»). Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2014, vol. 14, iss. 3, pp. 105-112. DOI:

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Planetary Risks in Cli-fi (Ian McEwan’s «Solar», Magnus Macintyre’s «Whirligig»)

Two recent British comic novels are analyzed in the aspect of the authors’ treatment of the topic of climate change. Their representation of ecological and climate issues is shown to cover a wide range of existing attitudes. Special attention is given to how scientific matters are incorporated in the comic novel.


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