Solarpunks.net (founded 2012) is a blog dedicated to Solarpunk. The emerging subgenre of science fiction premised on the separation of economies from fossil fuels. Solarpunk explores what free energy sources and decentralised energy infrastructure could mean for future society.
Jay has been an admin on solarpunks.net since 2014.
Though my work and writing I’ve been recognised as an articulate voice in the emerging speculative genre of Solarpunk. A movement that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilisation look like, and how can we get there?”
I have described Solarpunk as a memetic engine – a tool to power the ‘re-futuring’ of our collective imagination. My Solarpunk short story ‘In The Storm, A Fire’ was long listed for the BSFA Award for Short Fiction and Chanticleer International Book Awards Short Story Award Semifinalist.
Solarpunk is at once a vision of the future, a thoughtful provocation, and an achievable lifestyle.
Solarpunk Is Not About Pretty Aesthetics. It’s About the End of Capitalism – Interview – Vice/Motherboard
Why “Solarpunk” Gives Me Hope for a More Sustainable Future – Yes Magazine
Solarpunk Is a Tumblr Vibe. It’s Also a Practical Movement – Interview/Article – Builtin
This is All Happening Right Now: Solarpunk, cultural fracking and the real Jurassic Park with Jay Springett – Podcast/Interview – Interdependence.fm
Solarpunk – The Sunny Therapy Against The Endtimes – [German’] Interview – arte.tv
‘Solar Punk, a framework for hopeful futures’ Interview – Clot Mag
📚 In The Storm, A Fire (w/Andrew Dana Hudson)
Long listed for the BSFA 2020 Short Fiction Award
Chanticleer International Book Awards 2020 Short Story Award semifinalist
– And Lately, The Sun | Calyx Press (UK, US)
– Lo Stato Solare | Future Fiction (IT)
📚 The Vibe Dislocates the Present to Re-Future the Future – Regeneracija [ir jos įtampos] | Architektūros Fondas (LT) [Now available as free pdf!]