“Even God Has a Place Called Home” by Ray Mwihaki

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“Even God Has a Place Called Home” by Ray Mwihaki

A story about environmental health, technophilia, and transcendence.
Conversations—Ray Mwihaki and Christopher Rowe

“The Wandering City,” by Usman T. Malik

A story about temporal anomalies, public spaces, and a new global consciousness.

“A Cyber-Cuscuta Manifesto” by Regina Kanyu Wang

A story about big data, emerging life forms, and a plea for coexistence.

“Notice” by Sarah Pinsker

A tale of unanticipated mail and the limits of self-reliance.

“Fourth and Most Important” by Nisi Shawl

A tale of coded messages, clandestine drone deliveries, and surprising alliances.

Two portraits embroidered on a quilt. The portrait on the left is stitched with black thread on white linen and the portrait on the right is stitched with various colored thread on a dark denim patch.

“Skating Without Streetlights” by Tina Connolly

A story about virtual reality, friendship, and the unexpected benefits of impersonation.

A couch in front of a window, but it is pieced from multiple fabrics and quilted. It is fragmented and multicolored.

“A Room of One’s Own” by Tochi Onyebuchi

A tale of quantum entanglement and self-care.

Fabric resist and dye piece depicting the moon over the ocean.

“When We Call a Place Home” by Chinelo Onwualu

A utopian tale of historical memory, the dangers of forgetting…and vampires.

Green linen embroidered with the white outline of a squirrel, and five leaf shapes cut from multiple colors of fabric secured to the linen with cross stitches in various colors.

“An Attempt at Exhausting My Deck” by Kij Johnson

A short story about backyard ecology, interspecies communities, careful observation, and solitude without loneliness.

Illustrationdone in fabric, quilted landscape with small person looking over vast hills covered in crops.

“The Parable of the Tares” by Christopher Rowe

A short story about food, monoculture, and communities that draw together the human and nonhuman.

Small Rural

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Big Rural

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Small Urban

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Big Urban

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Solar Design Choices

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Designing in Sunlight

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Weight of Light

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Honorable Mention

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Losing What We Can’t Live Without

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The Office of Climate Facts

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