Is eco-fiction simply a new fad or does it reflect a cultural awakening to current environmental issues? Like any other subject in the SF world (e.g. space exploration, time travel), the eco-fiction has its own place. Renown authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson (New York 2140), Paolo Bacigalupi (The Water Knife), Emmi Itaranta (Memory of Water) made inroads into the eco-fiction genre. There is a strong and successful precedent.