Marissa Slaven and the Cli-Fi Novel ‘Code Red’

Joining us in the Art House this month is Marissa Slaven. I featured Marissa in an earlier episode to talk about her young adult climate-themed novel, Code Blue. Now she is back with the squeal, Code Red. She was inspired by her daughter to write this series of eco-fiction thriller, where a teenage girl and her friends battle climate change.

I sat down with Marissa to talk about the new book and to hear her read an excerpt. To learn more about Marissa and her books, visit Stormbird Press. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Next month: Dr. Krista Hiser reflects on Deena Metzger’s novel A Rain of Night Birds for The Ultimate Cli-Fi Book Club.

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This article is part of The Art House series.


As host of Citizens’ Climate Radio, Peterson Toscano regularly features artists who address climate change in their work. The Art House section of his program includes singer/songwriters, visual artists, comics, creative writers, and playwrights. Through a collaboration with Artists and Climate Change and Citizens’ Climate Education, each month Peterson reissues The Art House for this blog. If you have an idea for The Art House, contact Peterson: radio @

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