Interview with Adam Flynn on Solarpunk

A family in Tarialan, Uvs Province, Mongolia, uses a solar panel to generate power for their ger, a traditional Mongolian tent.
28/Jul/2009. Tarialan, Mongolia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Last year the term solarpunk came onto my radar. I read a piece at Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative’s Hieroglyph project called “Solarpunk: Notes toward a manifesto” by Adam Flynn. Having been a cyberpunk and steampunk reader, … Continue reading →

Golden Age, Jane Smiley


Part of the Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga trilogy From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable … Continue reading →

Consequence, Steve Masover


Thanks to author Steve Masover for the heads-up on this exciting new title. San Francisco activist Christopher Kalman has little to show for years spent organizing non-violent marches, speak-outs, blockades, and shutdowns for social and environmental justice. When a shadowy … Continue reading →

Loosed Upon the World, Various


Loosed Upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction contains short stories about climate change collected by Lightspeed Magazine. The authors include John Joseph Adams (editor), Paolo Bacigalupi, Robert Silverberg, Alan Dean Foster, Kim Stanley Robinson, Vandana Singh, Angela … Continue reading →

Climate Fiction Contest


Thanks to Manjana Milkoreit, from Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, for the announcement of a short story writing contest. From the site: Speculative fiction stories have the power to take abstract policy debates and obscure jargon and … Continue reading →