"A collection of science fiction stories, art, and essays exploring how the
transition to solar energy will transform cities; catalyze revolutions in
politics, governance, and culture; and create diverse futures for human
communities. Cities of Light
emphasizes that the design of solar energy
matters in shaping the future of urban communities and considers how each
city’s geographic and social features, along with the arc of its particular
local history, create unique challenges and opportunities as we work
collectively to design more equitable energy futures.
The collection features stories by award-winning science fiction authors,
working in collaboration with visual artists and graphic designers, and experts
from Arizona State University and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
in fields ranging from engineering and data science to sociology, public
policy, and architecture.
Cities of Light
features stories, essays, and art imagining solar futures in
four U.S. cities: Chicago, Illinois; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Portland, Oregon;
and San Antonio, Texas.
Stories by: Paolo Bacigalupi, S.B. Divya, Andrew Dana Hudson, Deji Bryce
Essays by: Angel L. Echevarria, Robert Ferry, Max Gabriele, Chris Gearhart,
Madeline Gilleran, Lauren Withycombe Keeler, Clark A. Miller, Elizabeth
Monoian, Yíamar Rivera-Matos, Patricia Romero-Lankao, Joshua Sperling, Alāna
Art by: Venkatesh Lakshmi Narayanan, Regan Rosburg, Sebastián Sifuentes, Parisa
Via Esther Schindler.
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