Sam Bleicher is a lawyer, a professor, and author of two climate fiction thrillers, The Plot to Cool the Planet and Guardians of the Solar Shield: Earth’s Climate Mirrors Under Attack 2029-37.
Sam Bleicher is among the participants in the recently held Festival of Storytellers. His brand of sci-fi novels, also known as climate fiction thriller, is a breath of fresh air in today’s space sci-fi narratives. So far, Bleicher has three published novels- The Plot to Cool the Planet (2019) and Guardians of the Solar Shield: Earth’s Climate Mirrors Under Attack 2029-37 (2021). Sam Bleicher published “APPOINTMENTS, A Novel of Politics in Our Nation’s Capital” but under the pen name David Carmell, in 2013.
Sam Bleicher was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Omaha Central High School. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa, and Honors in Economics. Aside from his private practice, Sam also spent many years teaching environmental law and international law. He is an Adjunct Law Professor at Georgetown University Law School in Washington DC.
He also worked as a lobbyist and a senior official in the US Department of State, the US Department of Commerce National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and the Ohio EPA. He also served as a Member and Vice-Chair of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board from June 2014 to November 2018. Sam Bleicher has taught as a law professor in Ohio, D.C., Virginia, Moscow, and Beijing.
Sam Bleicher’s sci-fi novels draw on his years of experience working for various government agencies at a senior level and as an environmental lawyer.
All of Sam Bleicher’s novels have political and environmental themes. The Plot to Cool the Planet investigates the murder of an outspoken climate scientist advocating for a solar radiation management project meant to slow down global warming. The next turn of events led to the exposure of a secret Russian project causing political tension and possible military confrontation. In Guardians of the Solar Shield: Earth’s Climate Mirrors Under Attack 2029-37, Bleicher writes about the distant future and the fight against climate disruption. In both novels, Bleicher highlights the role of governments and how their decision-making processes can save humanity from climate disasters and political crises.
In an interview, Sam Bleicher admits that he enjoys the challenge of taking complex scientific and political reality and creating human stories that would engage readers’ attention and sympathy—further adding that he is trying to present the current scientific, social, and political realities as clearly and accurately as his knowledge and understanding allows.
As an environmental lawyer and author, Sam Bleicher feels strongly about the issue of climate change and how we can genuinely address the issue today.
Sam Bleicher’s books reflect his concern for the future of this planet. Aside from the narratives that in some ways mirror the current situation on climate change, the characters in his novels speak to us about the values we must possess to win the battle against climate change and to force the powers that be to take action now before it’s too late.
“One of the significant obstacles to action on climate disruption is the current United Nations governance structure, which is deeply tilted toward inaction. The Security Council veto power and the lack of any reliable UN funding mechanism make it extremely unlikely that the UN can drive the economic transformation that must take place quickly if our species is to avoid extinction.” – Sam Bleicher, June 2021
Sam Bleicher’s books are available in paperback and eBook format. You can purchase his books via Amazon or Bookshop. You can also visit his website for updates and information regarding his works.