I am so pleased to announce I’ll have a story in the forthcoming anthology Fighting for the Future: Cyberpunk and Solarpunk Tales, which is edited by Phoebe Wagner and published by Android Press.
When I first saw the call for the anthology, I knew I needed to submit a story since they were specifically looking for stories at the intersection of Cyberpunk and Solarpunk, and of course, that is exactly the same energy I brought to my debut novel Implanted.
How it started:
How it’s going:
“Root Cause,” my story for the anthology, is set in the very same world of Implanted: that of a high-tech society rewilidng the land outside a domed city, their refuge from the changes wrought by climate change. While it introduces new characters, the story’s blend of hyperconnectivity, environmentalism, and rebellion will be familiar to readers of the book and hopefully entice new readers to check it out as well.
I am very grateful to the people in my writing group (you know who you are!) who helped me get this story ready for submission. I am also glad to be working with the people at Android Press, given their mission to showcase environmentally-focused speculative fiction.
The full table of contents is a banger, and I’m thrilled to have my work alongside everyone:
Introduction by Andrew Sage
“Nano-Vibration” by Brent Lambert
“Property of PAUSE Ltd.” by Ai Jiang
“The Galaxy’s Cube” by Jeremy Szal
“Do Anarchists Dream of Collective Sheep?” by Izzy Wasserstein
“Tomorrow Is Another Day” by Louis Evans
“The Promise” by Rona Fernandez
“Root Cause” by Lauren C. Teffeau
“Broken Threads” by Kevin Wabaunsee
“The Robot Whisperer” by Holly Schofield
“The Strength of the Willow” by Commando Jugendstil and Tales from the EV Studio
“Solarpunks” by J. D. Harlock
“Materiality” by Cory Doctorow
“The Scent of Green” by Ana Sun
“Cloud 9” by Christopher R. Muscato
“The Holiness of Light” by Cynthia Zhang
There will be a cover reveal in the weeks to come, along with a pre-order campaign, so stay tuned for more about this project!