Susan M. Gaines
Susan M. Gaines is known for melding science and natural history into literary fiction. Her 2001 novel CARBON DREAMS was an early contribution to the genres now variously known as cli-fi, eco-fiction, and lab-lit or science in fiction. Her novel ACCIDENTALS (2020) takes on both environmental and political themes, and her non-fiction book Echoes of Life (2009) combines literary prose and narrative in a scientific account of discoveries in the earth sciences. Raised in California, Gaines has spent much of her adult life Uruguay and Germany. Currently, she divides her time between northern California and northern Germany, where she is a founding director of the Fiction Meets Science program at the University of Bremen.
Awards and Recognition
- Suffrage Science Award, 2018
- Art-in-Science Fellowship, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study
- Pushcart Prize nominations, 1991, 1996