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Fighting for the Future

Fighting for the Future

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Edited by: Phoebe Wagner.

Contributors: Cory Doctorow, Brent Lambert, Cynthia Zhang, Kevin Wabaunsee, Izzy Wasserstein, Jeremy Szal, and more.

Cyberpunk and solarpunk are, in many ways, two parts of the same story. Cyberpunk is all about people surviving and fighting back in high-tech, low-life dystopias. Solarpunk is a more utopian subgenre of cyberpunk that tells stories of communities surviving, adapting to, and solving the climate crisis in decidedly post-dystopian worlds.

But the foundational aspect shared by both genres is people and communities fighting for a better future. The context around that struggle may be different from one genre to the next, but the fight-the struggle-is one and the same.

In this way, cyberpunk and solarpunk are sibling genres, and we feel like it couldn't make any more sense to pair the two into a single short story anthology.

The anthology has three kinds of stories. There are cyberpunk stories, solarpunk stories, and stories that straddle the line and bring the two genres together in one narrative. In addition, the anthology comes with a companion TRPG game in which readers and their friends collective create their own cyberpunk-solarpunk universe and fight for a better future.

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