Solarpunk: Ecological and Fantastical Stories in a Sustainable World

Carlos Orsi (Author) Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Author)
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Imagine a sustainable world, run on clean and renewable energies that are less aggressive to the environment. Now imagine humanity under the impact of these changes. This is the premise Brazilian editor Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro proposed, and these authors took the challenge to envision hopeful futures and alternate histories. The stories in this anthology explore terrorism against green corporations, large space ships propelled by the pressure of solar radiation, the advent of photosynthetic humans, and how different society might be if we had switched to renewable energies much earlier in history. Originally published in Brazil and translated for the first time from the Portuguese by Fábio Fernandes, this anthology of optimistic science fiction features nine authors from Brazil and Portugal including Carlos Orsi, Telmo Marçal, Romeu Martins, Antonio Luiz M. Costa, Gabriel Cantareira, Daniel I. Dutra, André S. Silva, Roberta Spindler, and Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro.

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
World Weaver Press
Publish Date
August 07, 2018
5.98 X 0.6 X 9.02 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Carlos Orsi is a writer and a journalist specializing in coverage of scientific topics from Jundiaí, São Paulo. He has published the story collections Medo, Mistério e Morte (1996) and Tempos de Fúria (2005), and the novels Nômade (2010) and Guerra Justa (2010). His works of fiction appear in anthologies such as Imaginarios v. 1 (2009), and in magazines and fanzines in Brazil and abroad.
Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro had two novelettes published in Brazilian Asimov's: hard SF "Mythic Aliens" and "The Ethics of Treason". The latter was the first alternative history story in Brazilian and Portuguese science fiction. His alternative history novelette "The Vampire of New Holland" won the Nova Awards 1996, while his SF novelette "The Daughter of the Predator" won the Nautilus 1999. His main short fiction collections are: Other Histories..., The Vampire of New Holland, Other Brazils, Taikodom: Chronicles and The Best of Carla Cristina Pereira. Gerson has published four novels so far: Xochiquetzal: An Aztec Princess Among the Incas, The Guardian of Memory, The Adventures of the Vampire of Palmares and Strangers in Paradise. He has edited eight short fiction anthologies so far: Phantastica Brasiliana, How Lustful my Alien Girl Was!, Vaporpunk, Dieselpunk, Solarpunk, Fantastic Erotica 1, Super-Heroes, and Dinosaurs. Beyond the science fiction borders, he published Vita Vinum Est!: History of Wine in the Roman World.