Solarpunk Public

Created and curated by Derek Caelin

Books that are optimistic, revolutionary, and green.

  1. Terraformers by 

    5 stars

    From science fiction visionary Annalee Newitz comes The Terraformers, a sweeping, uplifting, and illuminating exploration of the future.

    Destry's life …

  2. The Ministry for the Future by 

    4 stars

    Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to …

  3. All We Can Save by , , , and 2 others

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    Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions …

  4. Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers by , , , and 1 other

    3 stars

    Solarpunk is a type of optimistic science fiction that imagines a future founded on renewable energies. The seventeen stories in …

  5. Cities of Light by , , , and 15 others

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    A collection of science fiction stories, art and essays exploring how the transition to solar energy will transform cities; catalyze …

  6. A Bigger Picture by 

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    A manifesto and memoir about climate justice and how we can—and must—build a livable future for all, inclusive to all, …

  7. The Weight of Light by 

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    A collection of science fiction stories, art, and essays exploring human futures powered by solar energy, with an upbeat, solarpunk …

  8. Reindeer Chronicles by 

    4 stars

    Award-winning science journalist Judith D. Schwartz takes us first to China’s Loess Plateau, where a landmark project has successfully restored …

  9. Noor by 

    4 stars

    From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and …

  10. Healing Grounds by 

    5 stars

    A powerful movement is happening in farming today—farmers are reconnecting with their roots to fight climate change. For one woman, …

  11. Braiding Sweetgrass by 

    5 stars

    Updated with a new introduction from Robin Wall Kimmerer, the special edition of Braiding Sweetgrass, reissued in honor of the …

  12. Our Shared Storm by 

    5 stars

    What is the future of our climate? Given that our summers now regularly feature Arctic heat waves and wildfire blood …

  13. Buddhist Economics by 

    5 stars

    "Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn't attribute worth to the crucial human interactions …

    Derek Caelin says:

    An alternative perspective on economics that emphasizes compassion over consumerism, sustainability, and community. Chapter 4 focuses on our interdependence with our environment.

  14. Multispecies Cities by , ,

    3 stars

    Cities are alive, shared by humans and animals, insects and plants, landforms and machines. What might city ecosystems look like …

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