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.
The Science of Teeny, Tiny Things
The fictional structure in EOS, site of the international green summit, showcases the near-future applications of innovative nanodevices and nanoscale materials. The soaring skin of Viridis is a solar harvesting system comprised of self-repairing organic cells and quantum dots, semiconductor nanocrystals that enhance the absorption and collection of sunlight and increase the conversion of solar energy to readily available electricity.
In the heart of Viridis lies a quantum computer with a holographic interface that interacts with its environment to solve a myriad of problems infinitely quicker than existing computer technology.
Nanites race through the veins of more than one character. These molecular machines rapidly repair damage and significantly increase one’s recovery from physical trauma. Nano robots have an inherent ability to eliminate genetic defects, expand lifespan, and greatly enhance human, and not so human, capabilities.
Behind the Scenes
– Starring AtoZ rockstars –
Joy Campbell settled into a comfy hammock tied between two tropical trees that stretched across her Viridis suite to bask in the glow of solar glass. The soothing waterfall and extensive foliage reminded her of Jamaica. She sipped her sorrel drink and looked over her list of unusual names, narrowing down contenders for her new romantic suspense set at the summit. She found the process went infinitely smoother with rum.
In the room next door, John Holton was being lulled to sleep by the steady dripping of water from a cascading fountain into a copper pan, a sound much like that of one hand typing. His mind set on shaking off the jet lag, he asked EOS, the holographic interface, to dim the glass while he scrolled through his playlist for relaxing music. Five minutes later, the muppets kicked in, drowning his drowsiness in squeaky vocals. He tried sorting through his mental catalog of portmanteaus, but when he got to turducken and cheeseburger, hunger strong-armed sleepiness and before long, he was heading down the hovertube to meet Nilanjana for a late brunch.
Nilanjana Bose was lounging near a shimmering pool of living color, a light limerick swimming through her thoughts between snippets of conversations. The summit boasted an international audience, and their words, dipped in French and Hindi, Bengali and Arabic, English and Spanish, washed over her in delightful waves. Her poetic soul soaked in the peaceful surroundings. Her inner-researcher was dying to peek behind the curtain of technology. And the Mum in her wanted nothing more than a solid nap.
Sitting along the pool’s edge, her toes drawing lazy circles in the water, Silvia Villalobos basked in the filtered sun, her hands weighted with time-worn words that began their journey in Romania. She turned the page to a new chapter of her life, one rich with purpose and possibility. She sucked in the humid air, heavy with honeysuckle and the breath of kindred-spirits. She vowed to savor the everyday moments, no matter how small, for every moment mattered, this one most of all.
Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Life Is – Henri Vartio
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