The Scent of Green

The problem was apparent even before Chloë could see the photobioreactors of Bluefirth—the distinct smell punched through the dappled daylight—a seashore's worth of dead creatures left for too long under a hot afternoon sun.

One of my earliest attempts at writing Solarpunk, I wanted to examine the challenges of knowledge sharing if communities were autonomous, self-reliant but fragmented— ideas I borrowed from past experience in grassroots activism.

This story first appeared in Fighting for the Future: Cyberpunk and Solarpunk Tales edited by Phoebe Wagner. Authors: Cory Doctorow, Brent Lambert, Ai Jiang, Jeremy Szal, Izzy Wasserstein, Louis Evans, Rona Fernandez, Lauren C. Teffeau, Kevin Wabaunsee, Holly Schofield, Commando Jugendstil and Tales from the EV Studio, J.D. Harlock, Ana Sun, Christopher R. Muscato, and Cynthia Zhang

Update (March 2024): This story is now also featured in The Best of British Science Fiction 2023, available from July 2024. 


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