Join us as we reach for the sun and into the soil. Solarpunk takes its place in line with Cyberpunk and Steampunk as a new way of thinking, a new word to define a generation’s genre. As humanity faces an ecological tipping point, we are ready for stories of the peoples living during such tipping points, and the spaces before and after them, the stories of those who fought to effect change and seek solutions, even if it was too late.
These are our stories, whether they are set in the future or in a new land.
Upper Rubber Boot Books will be publishing this short story anthology in spring of 2017 edited by us, Brontë Wieland and Phoebe Wagner.
This anthology will be funded via a Kickstarter, which we will be announcing before long. We’ll be paying SFWA rates for original fiction.
The anthology will focus on the aftereffects of environmental disasters, but with hope – stories of those inhabiting the leverage points, the crucial moments when great change can be made by the right people with the right tools.
Once you understand a potential future – if you live inside of that world, if you live inside of that water scarcity, if you see people reacting, if you see a water riot, if you see a climate refugee or you live in the skin of a climate refugee, suddenly that makes more sense than just, oh, we’ve noticed that, you know, Lake Mead is now at a historically low level. – Paolo Bacigalupi
These stories will allow us to see hope in the midst of disaster and beyond, to the possibility of a better future.
Our goal is to bring you a collection of the best authors from around the world, and introduce you to some new voices as well!