Many thanks to author Jennifer Lee Rossman for her mad cross stitch skills! Jennifer's story "Riot of the Wind and Sun" is one of the seventeen optimistic science fiction stories you'll get to read in this anthology.
This giveaway ends on April 23, 2018, and the book will be out in paperback and ebook on June 5, 2018. (You can go ahead and pre-order it if you don't want to mess with a giveaway. See here and here.)
Solarpunk is a type of optimistic science fiction that imagines a future founded on renewable energies. The seventeen stories in this volume are not dull utopias—they grapple with real issues such as the future and ethics of our food sources, the connection between technology and nature, and the interpersonal conflicts that arise no matter how peaceful the world is. In these pages you’ll find a guerilla art installation in Milan, a murder mystery set in a weather manipulation facility, and a world where you are judged by the glow of your solar nanite implants. From an opal mine in Australia to the seed vault at Svalbard, from a wheat farm in Kansas to a crocodile ranch in Malaysia, these are stories of adaptation, ingenuity, and optimism for the future of our world and others. For readers who are tired of dystopias and apocalypses, these visions of a brighter future will be a breath of fresh air.