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).
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: http://ticonderogapublications.com/web/index.php/our-books/195-ecopunk/422-ecopunk-a-minterview-with-jane-rawson (Sighted: 10/01/2018)
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: http://ticonderogapublications.com/web/index.php/our-books/195-ecopunk/421-ecopunk-a-minterview-with-dk-mok (Sighted: 10/01/2018)
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.
In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, Janeen Webb noted that the story is about 'the escalating conflict between food security and bio diversity.'
Source: http://ticonderogapublications.com/web/index.php/our-books/195-ecopunk/418-ecopunk-a-minterview-with-janeen-webb (Sighted: 10/1/2018)
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.
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: http://ticonderogapublications.com/web/index.php/our-books/195-ecopunk/416-ecopunk-a-minterview-with-corey-j-white (Sighted: 10/01/2017)