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WHAT IS SOLARPUNK? Solarpunk is an evolving movement and literary genre. Depending on where you read about it, everyone has a different opinion. The consensus seems to be focusing on a future where clean energy and eco-friendly global policies are the norm. For more information on how others are approaching the movement and the genre visit:
AbsoluteWrite.com (Dec 2010) – MormonMobster asked for feedback on “Figuring out ‘Solarpunk?’” A few people weighed in on the possible parameters of such a genre. Some of their ideas are really cool and certainly influenced my work.
ABC Environment (November 10, 2014) – published an article by Bianca Nogrady discussing solarpunk as a bright and sustainable future. Cool image by Mark Salwowski.
Solarpunks.tumblr.com – You’ll find bio-friendly pictures and read about the ideals of positive futurism. A post by visual artist Olivia Louise (2014) gave new life to the movement, which shows the power of art as inspiration.
Carbon Culture Review (April 1st, 2015) published an interview by Alyssa Watson discussing the worldbuilding rules and definitions with a couple of writers including myself.
Eco-fiction.com (July 2nd, 2015) interview with Adam Flynn on Solarpunk. Discusses Flynn’s notes toward a manifesto.
New Republic (November 9, 2015) published an article discussing the Utopian genre’s influence on Solarpunk.
Amazon has a few novels in the literary genre. Search for “solarpunk”.
If you’ve got a link or a website where people are discussing solarpunk, please leave a note in the comments section. I’ll review and add it to this list.
Polite comments are welcome, all others will be deleted.