David Thorpe

David Thorpe
Name: David Thorpe
is a ClimateCultures Author

A novelist, scriptwriter and writer of comics and graphic novels, as well as a non-fiction writer on carbon-free energy and sustainable development.


David Thorpe is a novelist (Stormteller led to his presence on Hay Festival’s first cli-fi panel in 2015, and Hybrids was winner of a HarperCollins contest to find a new children’s writer). Also a journalistic author of 1000s of articles for different journals on carbon-free energy & sustainable development and over ten techy books on things like living a ‘One Planet’ Life, Passive Solar Architecture, Solar Energy, Energy Management in Buildings and Industry, Sustainable Fuels, Sustainable Cities, and Sustainable Home Refurbishment. He’s a founder/patron of One Planet Council and was founder/Director of the Centre for Alternative Technology’s Publications Dept. Secretly, he’s also a writer/editor of comics and graphic novels (incl. Marvel) and a scriptwriter and co-founder of the London Screenwriters Workshop.

David’s ClimateCultures Posts: 

The Rise of Climate Fiction #2: The Emotional Key

The Rise of Climate Fiction #2: The Emotional Key

Author David Thorpe considers approaches that engage readers with human stories within the climate change one, and writers' responsibilities in climate fiction, given that "stories are fundamentally how humans understand and spread wisdom as well as entertain themselves." Read More
The Rise of Climate Fiction #1: Beyond Dystopia and Utopia

The Rise of Climate Fiction #1: Beyond Dystopia and Utopia

Writer David Thorpe overviews the development of fictional works addressing climate change, and how the term 'Cli-fi' (which he discovered when he published his novel, Stormteller) reveals the tension between our twin fascinations with utopian and dystopian visions. Read More
Utopia and Its Discontents

Utopia and Its Discontents

David Thorpe -- one of the short story writers, poets and non-fiction writers commissioned from two Weatherfronts climate change conferences -- explores the thinking that went into his story, included in the free anthology of the winning pieces. Read More

Website: David Thorpe