”Welcome to solarpunk, a new genre within science fiction that is a reaction against the perceived pessimism of present-day sci-fi and hopes to bring optimistic stories about the future with the aim of encouraging people to change the present. The first book that explicitly identified as solarpunk was Solarpunk: Histórias ecológicas e fantásticas em um mundo sustentável (Solarpunk: Ecological and Fantastic Stories in a Sustainable World), a Brazilian book published in 2012. In 2014, author Adam Flynn wrote Solarpunk: Notes Toward a Manifesto.”
Citerat ur ”Sci-fi doesn’t have to be depressing: Welcome to solarpunk” av Tom Cassauwers i Ozy, 21 januari 2018.
”A good review brought on elation. ‘It was like having the good fairy touch you on the shoulder with her wand,’ Mary Karr told NPR. A bad one incited rage, sometimes despair. Nicholson Baker compared getting a negative Kakutani review to undergoing surgery without anesthesia; Jonathan Franzen called her ‘the stupidest person in New York.’ (She had deemed his memoir ‘an odious self-portrait of the artist as a young jackass.’) What made her scary to writers made her reliable to readers: you couldn’t easily predict where her favor would fall. […] More so than any critic working today, Kakutani has become synonymous with her profession. Her name long ago entered the lexicon as a verb (‘to be Kakutanied’), a signifier of the ultimate cultural prestige.”
Citerat ur ”Farwell, Michiko Kakutani” av Alexandra Schwartz i New Yorker, juli 29, 2017. Bra artikel om att Kakutani avslutar sin tjänst som kritiker på New York Times efter 38 år.