"The Cloud Weaver's Song"

Title"The Cloud Weaver's Song"
Year for Search2021
Authors[Howe], [Kenneth James]
Tertiary AuthorsTanpepper, Saul [pseud.]
Secondary TitleImagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
Date PublishedSeptember 14, 2014
PublisherFix Solutions Lab
Place PublishedNp
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The story is set in a future Eritrea, where “the Great Drying” has turned much of the country into a desert, and one ethnic group, the Afar, have built immense towers where they collect mist to provide water. The story focuses on a young woman who tries to convince her elders that the Great Drying is ending, and it is time to return to the land. The story was awarded the third prize in the climate fiction contest.

URLThe Cloud Weaver’s Song | Fix (grist.org)
Info Notes

The story was awarded the third prize in the climate fiction contest.

Illustration

Illus. Grace Abe

Author Note

The author is a scientist and a retired U.S. Army medic, who, under his real name, has written about the Eritrean diaspora.

Full Text

2021 [Howe, Kenneth James]. “The Cloud Weaver’s Song.” By Saul Tanpepper [pseud.]. Illus. Grace Abe. Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors (September 14, 2021). Fix Solutions Lab. The Cloud Weaver’s Song | Fix (grist.org) US

The story is set in a future Eritrea, where “the Great Drying” has turned much of the country into a desert, and one ethnic group, the Afar, have built immense towers where they collect mist to provide water. The story focuses on a young woman who tries to convince her elders that the Great Drying is ending, and it is time to return to the land. The story was awarded the third prize in the climate fiction contest. The author is a scientist and a retired U.S. Army medic, who, under his real name, has written about the Eritrean diaspora.