We are compiling a bibliography of fiction books, short stories, films, and television related to the geosciences. Fiction may feature geoscientists or have the geosciences as prominent plot or story element. Check out our pinterest and tumblr sites too!
Scary, but not too scary. Rollicking, but not too rollicking.
Set in caves or with spelunkers as characters. Sometimes includes treasure caves.
The perilous excitement of dinosaurs come back to life!
Film and Television:
On the big or little screen, see stereotypes detailed on this uncyclopedia page.
All purpose fiction, with the implicit or explicit subtitle: a novel.
Nothing says it better than a bunch of pictures.
Dinosaurs aren’t the only menacing, extinct, ancient creatures in popular imagination. Megaladons can terrorize in the water, in the snow, in the sand, and in nightmares.
Mystery or Forensic Geology:
Find popular authors that write about intrigue among scientists or about mysterious happenings on oil rigs, at archaeological sites or conventions, or out in the rugged field.
Ranchers, wildcatters, volcanologists, Romance has it all. The steamfog tumblr shows you the cover and gives you a short plot summary.
Just a smidgen, just a hint of geosciences.
Saber-toothed cats, saber-toothed tigers.
Space & Planets:
Geology of moons and planets. Includes some world building.
Could be too scary and too rollicking.
The young’uns have a lot to choose from. K-12.
Online geofiction bibliographies:
- Antarctic Fiction Bibliography: a continuation of Fauno Cordes’ “Tekeli-li.” — compiled by Valmar Kurol.
- Art Evolved: Life’s Time Capsule: Paleo Fiction Genres.
- Maps in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Jonathan Crowe.
- Prehistoric Fiction Bibliography. “A catalog of published fiction with a prehistoric theme or element.”
- Prehistoric Pulp. Paleontology in science fiction and fantasy.
- Who wrote the First Dinosaur Novel? Dinosaur Tracking: where paleontology meets pop culture. Smithsonian.