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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.

Essays Online

Solarpunk
A Container for More Fertile Futures

Solarpunk Magazine 2022:

There is no one fixed future, given the choice between ‘the only solution’ and ‘possible options,’ solarpunk will always choose the latter.

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Solarpunk Rusted Chrome Cover
Solarpunk
Life in the Future Beyond the Rusted Chrome of Yestermorrow

Transcript Unsound 2019:

DIY Punk, Cultural Fracking, The Chrome Of Yestermorrow, Cyberpunk, Solarpunk, Visions of the Future and the Anthropogreen at Unsound 2019

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Solarpunk
A Grand Dress Rehersal

Transcript Terraforming Earth:

A brief history of Solarpunk, Cyberpunk and Visions of the Future, Narrative Stategies and Strategic Narratives

Transcribed by Open Transcripts
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Solarpunk
A Reference Guide

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Podcast Interviews

Press

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

My Fiction

📚 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 (UKUS)
– Lo Stato Solare | Future Fiction (IT)

Non Fiction

📚 Solarpunk: A Container for More Fertile Futures – Solarpunk Magazine #1 | Android Press (EN)

📚 The Vibe Dislocates the Present to Re-Future the Future – Regeneracija [ir jos įtampos] | Architektūros Fondas (LT) [Now available as free pdf!]

📚 Introduction – Solarpunk: Dalla Disperazione Alla Strategia | Future Fiction (IT)