A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.
Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.
Meet the Characters
A shade before dusk, another car, slightly ahead of the first, arrives at an iron fence swallowed by vines as thick as a man’s wrist. The driver gingerly slips his arm outside the window, where it’s gently prodded by a curious creeper. Much like a dog sniffing out a threat, the vines find the man agreeable, and unlock their grip upon the gate.
In the back of the car, a wise woman wrapped in wonder watches the scene unfold. Having dedicated the better part of 20 years to the study of plants, Dr. Vanisa Kirti struggles to reconcile what she’s seeing with what she knows is probable.
Her teenage son, however, pays no mind to the unusual occurrence outside his window. He cradles a holopad in his awkward hands, a prototype of his own design, and finds its contents far more interesting than a sentient weed. But Arjun has never shared his mother’s love of botany. Computers were the companions of a boy who thinks too much and feels too little.
“A moment, please, Sir,” she calls out to the driver, determined hands gripping the door handle.
“I’m sorry, Dr. Kirti, you must remain in the vehicle,” the driver squeaks, his voice raising an octave. The last time a passenger was overly inquisitive, it didn’t end well.
“It will only take a minute. I just want to get a closer look at—”
Before she can step from the car, the trailing plant nudges her door closed, raps at her window as if delivering a proper scolding, and crawls back from whence it came.
The driver swipes at the sweat beading his brow and speeds through the open gate.
Just ahead, a rounded tower of gleaming glass and silver steel rises from the forest floor to kiss the sky, vegetation climbing its skin as if it were once swallowed by the surrounding mountains and spat out.
Vanisa stumbles from the car, barely registering the driver’s instructions as he hastily pulls their luggage from the trunk.
Panic replaces awe when she sees the driver carrying Arjun’s bags.
“NO! Please, leave them,” she urges him. “My son, he….he doesn’t like anyone touching his things.”
But, for the first time in months, Arjun isn’t hovering over his belongings, nor are his eyes glued to the tiny glowing screen in his palm. His gaze is drawn to the marvel before them and the magic waiting within.
Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Releasing The Kraken – Henri vartio
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