“The Guardian” ranks ISLANDS as a “top-ten” among “Cli-fi” fiction

Just wanted to share this fun bit of recognition for ISLANDS that surfaced this week, probably not coincidentally during Earth Week, being the week that contains Earth Day, etc. A nod from the folks at The Guardian is pretty exciting. I’m honored to be among the authors and books on this list, and, more than anything, thrilled that my novel is beginning to add fuel to these kinds of conversations.



7. The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan

Set on Hawaii after a global disaster has struck, the protagonist of this debut novel, Leilani, suffers from epilepsy, and these ingredients provide a powerful and specific context within which to explore a difficult future. We peer through the lens of Hawaii’s culture and mythological past as Leilani and her father struggle across the rugged landscape to find home.


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