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‘In the Storm, A Fire’ Longlisted – BSFA Award for Short Fiction

I received a congratulations DM earlier today informing me ‘In the Storm, A Fire has been longlisted for the 2020 BSFA Award for Short Fiction.

Cowritten with Andrew Dana Hudson. It’s a story that contrasts Solarpunk’s vision of beautiful, dirty, solidaritistic, environmentalism/climate survival with ecofascist unsolutions.

Its packed full of ideas about cyberpunk interfaces, generational politics, high-tech policing, religious schisms, snapchat demagogues. Permaculture retrosuburbia, communities of resistance forced to play power politics with fash gangs in order to survive.

Published late in 2020. The anthology: ‘And Lately, The Sun: Speculative fictions for a climate-thrashed world‘ is still newly out in the world. I know several reading groups are working their way though the collection at the moment.

Kindle Store:
US KINDLE STORE: And Lately, The Sun
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Voting for the shortlist is open for BSFA members, and will close on the 5th of February 2021.

If you are reader, and BSFA member. Please keep ‘In the Storm, A Fire‘ in mind when voting starts.


About Author

Jay Springett is a Solarpunk and strategist, specialising in the distributed web, metaverse, and world running. He is currently writing his first book: The Web Was a Side Quest


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