Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-speculation is now available at your local bookstore or online retailer! Thank you to the editors Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Wieland for all your hard work, and for including my short story “Solar child.” I am honored to be a part of this publication.
With an increasing number of natural disasters due to climate change, like the flooding in Texas right now, writing that focuses on hope and solutions is exactly what we need. The pervasive doom and despair of dystopia grinds us down, makes us feel like such a future is inevitable. Solarpunk rebels against this by incorporating optimism and presenting ideas for environmental and societal solutions. As a conservation biologist, this is something I feel we need both in fiction and reality.