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An Introduction to The Solarpunk Genre | Book Riot

By Emily Wenstrom, Mar 23, 2021

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While a great deal of science fiction involves gloom, doom, and cynicism about humanity’s fate (Apocalypse! Dystopia! Grimdark!), there are bright spots of optimism within the genre.

Meet solarpunk.What Is Solarpunk?

The overall vibe of the solarpunk genre is often described as inspired by Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Afrofuturist motifs. Illustrations of solarpunk landscapes often look hypermodern, light, airy, and colorful, but can also be rich in elegant detail.

Most of all, everything is so, so green. Just covered in leaves. Like Ewoks moved into the Watergate. Along with this visual style, the spirit of solarpunk is one of craftsmanship, egalitarianism, and optimism where technology can be put to work to solve our greatest problems.

Editor’s Note: Includes mention of classic solarpunk novels, and some newer ones.

Source: An Introduction to The Solarpunk Genre | Book Riot

Hemingway’s history: Community boasts ties to author

  From left, Frances “Bunny” Thorne and Ernest Hemingway enjoy each other’s company while in Sheridan County. Courtesy photo | The Wyoming Room
From left, Frances “Bunny” Thorne and Ernest Hemingway enjoy each other’s company while in Sheridan County. Courtesy photo | The Wyoming Room

When describing places in the world where Ernest Hemingway is most known, fans and followers of the author may list Spain, Cuba, Key West and even Idaho.

Source: Hemingway’s history: Community boasts ties to author

Stacy Keach on Playing Hemingway | The Hemingway Society

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway

“Stacy Keach joins the show to reflect on his legendary career, particularly his portrayal of Hemingway on the stage, in the classic miniseries, and in his audio recording of short stories.

“Keach compares the art of acting to the act of writing and gets to the heart of Hemingway’s knack for conveying emotion in spare prose.  He reflects on the many adaptations of Hemingway novels and his friendship with George C. Scott and John Huston.  He also offers insights into Hemingway’s psychology and destructive habits.

“As a special bonus, hear Keach’s brilliant read of our “one true sentence” introduction!

“This episode was recorded on 08/08/2019.”

Source: Stacy Keach on Playing Hemingway | The Hemingway Society

How to conquer work paralysis like Ernest Hemingway – BBC Worklife

The author wasn’t all about literary masterpieces, dry martinis and rakish charm – he also invented a technique that can beat procrastination and boost productivity.

Editor’s note: “Useful interruption”

Source: How to conquer work paralysis like Ernest Hemingway – BBC Worklife

Which Scrivener Features Do You Really Need?

“I recently started a Scrivener Q&A column for my newsletter subscribers. One reader, Avril, asked how to determine which features you really need and which ones are distractions. For example, s…”

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