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Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters
Table of Contents
“Halps’ Promise” by Holly Schofield
“A Shawl for Janice” by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
“The Healing” by Sarah Van Goethem
“The Fugue of Winter” by Steve Toase
“The Roots of Everything” by Heather Kitzman
“Viam Inveniemus Aut Faciemus” by Tales from the EV Studio and Commando Jugendstil
“Recovering the Lost Art of Cuddling” by Tessa Fisher
“Oil and Ivory” by Jennifer Lee Rossman
“Orchidaceae” by Thomas Badlan
“The Things That Make It Worth It” by Lex T. Lindsay
“Glâcehouse” by R. Jean Mathieu
“Snow Globe” by Brian Burt
“Rules for a Civilization” by Jerri Jerreat
“On the Contrary, Yes” by Catherine F. King
“Set the Ice Free” by Shel Graves
“Black Ice City” by Andrew Dana Hudson
About the Authors
Holly Schofield travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of city and country life. Her short stories have appeared in Analog, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and many other publications throughout the world. Find her at hollyschofield.wordpress.com.
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan is the author of the science fiction series Catalyst Chronicles, the fantasy series The Season Avatars, and various short stories. She lives in the Chicago area with her family and is head of the Green Team where she works. She enjoys the Beatles and crocheting.
Sarah Van Goethem is a Canadian author, a wanderer of dark forests, and a believer of fairytales. You can find her at thrift stores, antique shops, and trespassing at abandoned houses, all of which she tweets about @sairdysue Her novels have been in PitchWars and longlisted for The Bath Children’s Novel Award. She’s also won various awards for her short stories, and her work can be found in many other anthologies. For details visit: sarahvangoethem.com
Steve Toase lives in Munich, Germany. He writes regularly for Fortean Times and Folklore Thursday. His work appeared in The Best Horror Of The Year 6, and two of his stories have just been selected for Best Horror of the Year 11. He also likes old motorbikes and vintage cocktails.
Heather Kitzman lives in Lacey, Washington by way of rural North Carolina and myriad places between. When she’s not writing about werewolves, warriors, and magic (worlds in which she couldn’t possibly survive), she’s busy surviving life as a military spouse and mother to a sassy daughter.
Commando Jugendstil is a real-life small collective of Italian solarpunk creators who aim to conjugate green technology and art to make cities a better place to live in and build creative communities. The incredible folks of Tales From the EV have helped them in translate their visions into fiction and so far this collaboration led to the design of artwork for Mamut Magazine n° 6 (Eco-logos) and Ecología Política n° 57 (Las artes y la ecología política), among other things. In these very days the Commando is trying to make their projects a reality through an EU grant — if all goes well then a solarpunk reality may not be too far away.
Tales From the EV is a posse of emigrant Italian writers who specialise in historical fantasy, archanepunk and scriptwriting for comics. Teaming up with the Commando Jugendstil gave them the chance to write short stories for Mamut Magazine n° 6 (Eco-logos), the independent UK publisher Bear With Me Books and for Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers. They were also invited to the International Turin Book Fair 2019, one of the most important in Europe, to talk about their stories and the solarpunk philosophy. Tales From the EV is interested in climate justice activism as well: they are an active part of the Earth Strike movement.
Tessa Fisher is a happily married PhD student and possibly the world’s only openly trans lesbian astrobiologist. When she’s not doing science, her hobbies include running, burlesque dancing, singing in her city’s LGBT women’s chorus, and writing LGBT-positive science fiction and fantasy. She resides with her wife in Phoenix.
Jennifer Lee Rossman is a queer, autistic, and disabled author who just thinks narwhals are neat. Her space opera novel Jack Jetstark's Intergalactic Freakshow was published by World Weaver Press. She blogs at https://jenniferleerossman.blogspot.com and tweets @JenLRossman
Thomas Badlan has been an aspiring writer for as long as he can remember. He studied Creative Writing at the University of Derby. He is a long standing member of Manchester’s Monday Night Writers Group and currently works a literacy teaching assistant. This is his first published story.
Lex T. Lindsay is a queer writer living in Texas with her two cats and probably more spiders than she’d care to know about. Let the record show that she enjoys both Captain America and tacos a normal amount.
A franco-californien armed with a wok and a word processor, R. Jean Mathieu has hauled sail, served tea, hung beef, sold cell phones, and once used his own coat as a zip-line sixteen stories above the streets of Hong Kong. You can find Mathieu’s stories on Amazon (and elsewhere).
Brian Burt is an award-winning writer of speculative fiction with environmental themes. His debut novel, Aquarius Rising 1: In the Tears of God, won EPIC’s 2014 eBook Award for Science Fiction; the sequel, Aquarius Rising 2: Blood Tide, won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Science Fiction in 2016.
Jerri Jerreat's ten-year-old students fought Ontario last year to ban single-use plastic. Environmental themes often emerge in her fiction, which has appeared in Ottawa Arts Review, Yale Review Online among others and in Nevertheless: Tesseracts 21 and Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers. She lives under solar panels near Kingston, Ontario. www.jerrijerreat.com
Catherine F. King is a Los Angeles-based writer. She loves her warm coastal city and worries a lot about how it will endure. Her experience with travel, the Pacific Ocean, and the city of Paris all combined to make this story.
Shel Graves is a reader, writer, and utopian by the Salish Sea. She works at Pasado's Safe Haven on a mission to end animal cruelty. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College. She's at shelgraves.blogspot.com, @Utopianista on Twitter, and @Sheltopia on Instagram.
Andrew Dana Hudson is an award-winning speculative fiction writer. He studies sustainability at ASU and is a fellow in the Center for Science and the Imagination’s Imaginary College. His solarpunk work includes the story “Sunshine State” and the essay “On the Political Dimensions of Solarpunk.” He lives in Tempe, Arizona.