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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Ecopunk! Speculative Tales of Radical Futures
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A collection of cli-fi and eco-thriller short stories, but with a focus on optimistic endings and problem-solving, rather than a post-apocalyptic or dystopian mood.


  • Contents indexed selectively. This volume also includes the work of the following international authors: R. Jean Mathieu (pp.151-158) and Marian Womack (pp.301-318).


* Contents derived from the Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:Ticonderoga Publications , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Science Fiction and Climate Fiction : Contemporary Literatures of Purpose, Cat Sparks , single work criticism (p. 17-20)
Mr Mycelium, Claire McKenna , single work short story
A speculative-fiction retelling of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
(p. 21-38)
The Right Side of History, Jane Rawson , single work short story

In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, Rawson noted:

"The right side of history" is set in a future Australia, where the world has decided to concentrate human habitat to leave a bit more space for other species. Humans can choose between moving to a super-high-density, well-designed urban area, or having their mind transferred into the body of a native species. This story is about a long-married couple who come to realise they have very different ideas about how best to help the planet.

Source: (Sighted: 10/01/2018)

(p. 39-46)
The Wandering Library, D. K. Mok , single work short story

In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, DK Mok noted:

It follows the journey of Lani Bashir, a travelling librarian, as she navigates a world transformed by rising seas and genetically modified creatures, visiting communities powered by sun, wind, sea and cheese.

Source: (Sighted: 10/01/2018)

(p. 47-78)
The Radiolarian Violin, Adam Browne , single work short story
Venice is under water. A team submerge into the depths to find the source of what appears to be mysterious music coming from the drowned city.
(p. 79-86)
Broad Church, Tess Williams , single work short story (p. 87-96)
Trivalent, Rivqa Rafael , single work short story
In Far-North Queensland, changes in the environment have made malaria a massive health concern. A team of guerrilla scientists visit remote communities to administer vaccines until they are confronted with a commune of anti-vaccination fanatics.
(p. 97-114)
Milk and Honey, Jason Fischer , single work short story

In an alternative colonial future where WWI never happened, a descendant of Adolf Hitler helps to clone Diprotodons in Australia as a cheap source of meat.

(p. 115-128)
Island Green, Shauna O'Meara , single work short story
Reality television contestants on a devastated island in east Malaysia compete to see which model of agriculture is the most efficient in a post-climate change world: advanced technology, sustainable agriculture, or rebuilt crops from the old world.
(p. 129-150)
Monkey Business, Janeen Webb , single work short story

In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, Janeen Webb noted that the story is about 'the escalating conflict between food security and bio diversity.'

Source: (Sighted: 10/1/2018)

(p. 159-182)
The Today Home, Jason Nahrung , single work short story
The sinking of islands has forced mass migration to Australia, where migrants work in secured agricultural plots.
(p. 183-196)
The Mangrove Maker, Tom Guerney , single work short story

In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, Thomas Guerney noted:

My story "The Mangrove Maker" is about Donna, a woman who creates synthetic mangroves to replace their natural counterparts dying from an incurable blight. The synthetics also use artificial photosynthesis to create a source of energy both beautiful and sustainable. However, her project is under threat from the big renewables: all gleaming and hard-edged efficiency, operating out of kilometre-tall arcology under the leadership of Donna’s ex husband. For Donna to succeed, she’ll have to face a part of her life she’d hoped was left far behind her.

Source: (Sighted: 10/01/2018)

(p. 197-206)
From the Dark, Emilie Collyer , single work short story (p. 207-216)
The Butterfly Whisperer, Andrew Sullivan , single work short story
A journalist goes undercover as an intern in a multi-billion dollar company to find out the secrets behind the 8-star eco-friendly corporation.
(p. 217-242)
Future Perfect, Matthew Nikolai Chrulew , single work short story
'The flock is gone, from here, maybe for the last time, and I guess I wonder, what does it matter now if we know where the last few are or they die on their own?' A scientist mourns the inevitable extinction of many animal species.
(p. 243-248)
The Scent of Betrayal, Jane Routley , single work short story (p. 249-264)
First Flight, Ian Nichols , single work short story
A travel writer covering the launch of a new airship finds a saboteur on board.
(p. 265-282)
Happy Hunting Ground, Corey J. White , single work short story

In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, Corey J. White noted:

It's set in a self-sustaining commune whose residents hunt grocery delivery drones and redistribute the food to people outside the commune who don't have a support network of their own to rely on.

Source: (Sighted: 10/01/2017)

(p. 283-300)

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