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Edited and introduced by Christoph Ruprecht, Deborah Cleland, Norie Tamura, Rajat Chaudhuri, Sarena Ulibarri

Cities are alive, shared by humans and animals, insects and plants, landforms and machines. What might city ecosystems look like in the future if we strive for multispecies justice in our urban settings? In these more-than-human stories, twenty-four authors investigate humanity’s relationship with the rest of the natural world, placing characters in situations where humans have to look beyond their own needs and interests. A quirky eco-businessman sees broader applications for a high school science fair project. A bad date in Hawai‘i takes an unexpected turn when the couple stumbles upon some confused sea turtle hatchlings. A genetically-enhanced supersoldier struggles to find new purpose in a peaceful Tokyo. A community service punishment in Singapore leads to unexpected friendships across age and species. A boy and a mammoth trek across Asia in search of kin. A Tamil child learns the language of the stars. Set primarily in the Asia-Pacific, these stories engage with the serious issues of justice, inclusion, and sustainability that affect the region, while offering optimistic visions of tomorrow's urban spaces.

ISBN-13: 978-1734054521
Anthology: Approx. 100,000 words / 330 pages
Published by: World Weaver Press (USA) (April 2021)

"Listen: A Memoir" by Priya Sarukkai Chabria
"By the Light of the Stars" by N. R. M. Roshak
"Old Man's Sea" by Meyari McFarland
"Deer, Tiger, and Witch" by Kate V. Bui
"Vladivostok" by Avital Balwit
"The Exuberant Vitality of Hatchling Habitats" by D.A. Xiaolin Spires
"Untamed" by Timothy Yam
"It is the year 2115" by Joyce Chng
"A Rabbit Egg for Flora" by Caroline M. Yoachim
"Iron Fox in the Marble City" by Vlad-Andrei Cucu
"Mariposa Awakening" by Joseph F. Nacino
"A Life With Cibi" by Natsumi Tanaka
"Children of Asphalt" by Phoebe Wagner
"Down the River" by Eliza Victoria
"Becoming Martians" by Taiyo Fujii
"Abso" by Sarah E. Stevens
"In Two Minds" by Joel R Hunt
"Arfabad" by Rimi B. Chatterjee
"The Mammoth Steps" by Andrew Dana Hudson
"Wandjina" by Amin Chehelnabi
"The Streams Are Paved With Fish Traps" by Octavia Cade
"Crew" by E.-H. Nießler
"The Songs That Humanity Lost Reluctantly to Dolphins" by Shweta Taneja
"The Birdsong Fossil" by D.K. Mok

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The book is listed in `The Definitive Climate Fiction Reading List' by  Grist (USA)

The book is a finalist shortlisted for the Utopia Awards.  

Author and Editor interviews in Scroll (India)

Scholarly essay in Public Books (USA)

Discussed in this paper in journal Estudios humanísticos. Filología (Spanish) `FROM THE FANTASTIC POSTHUMAN TO ECOMODERN REALISM: A CARTOGRAPHY OF SOLARPUNK SCIENCE FICTION" 

Stories from the book used in this gamified backcasting exercise - video game for an M.A. thesis by Reetta Rossi with illustrations by Kaisa Hyvärinen

Review in Utopian  Studies (Scholarly Publications Collective) 

Review in Solarpunk Italia (Italy) 

Review in Publishers Weekly (USA)

Review by 
Leanne Ogasawara in Books on Asia (Japan)

Opinion piece by Lidia Zuin in Tab (Brazil, in Portuguese)

Stories and Introduction to the book is part of this course at Florida Atlantic University offered by Stacey Balkan (Summer 2022: World-Making through Climate Fiction) 

Stories from the book to be taught by Alex Lockwood at Sunderland University (UK)

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