Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer
DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE
Upcoming March 26th, 2024
Defiance has many faces, and in Different Kinds of Defiance, they are as varied as they are gripping. In a world teetering on the brink of moral ambiguity, each story is a testament to the spirit that resists, rebuilds, and redeems.
"DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE is a collection of stories that are both tender and explosive, centering resistance towards bleak futures and inaction, collaboration and community, restoration, social justice, environmental impact, and rebellions and risked lives aimed at reparations all told through musical prose written by an experienced hand and polished voice. Bernardo effectively subverts stereotypes and redefines concepts. These stories plant seeds of hope for the future and caution us against what humanity stands to both gain and lose as a result of technology, science, and most of all human-centric thinking."
"In DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE, Bernado pulls off a feat of fierce and riveting storytelling, with a glimpse of a world that is at once torn and ravaged, yet full of hope. It's no baseless reassurance, but a call for the hard work to be done, to hold on to what we love. From pushing back against damage in “A Shoreline of Oil and Infinity", to the unlikely alliances and innovation of "Eight Steps to Steal a Yacht and Build and Hospital", and the ways our lives and love adapt in "When It's Time to Harvest". While the geek in me enjoyed the technical details of the tatuí bots and the organisation structure of the farming collectives, DkD is more than just parables for a sustainable future. It's a brilliant picture of resilience, and a promise that we can and will do better."
"DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE offers heart-rending and moving stories of small miracles. In Renan Bernardo's world, miracles aren't the deeds of saints, but of everyday people who count on themselves and each other for survival against a harsh landscape."
"Step into a vibrant yet vulnerable future reimagined in Renan Bernardo's DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE, where solarpunk visions meet the harsh realities of climate change, weaving human drama of resilience and innovation in a world transformed by environmental challenges."
"The ten stories of DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE are fiercely hopeful and ready to fight for something better. Bernardo's characters are full of heart as well as defiance. I'd gladly have read ten more like this, and I can't wait to see what he brings us next."
"This powerful collection of stories embodies the spirit of solarpunk and climate fiction. Bernardo’s magical prose infuses these tales with love, tragedy, rebellion, and hope. When all seems lost, look to this collection for a way to move forward and inspire positive change."
"In DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEFIANCE, Renan Bernardo highlights the best of humanity against the backdrop of a world destroyed by humans. These stories are full of emotion and spirit, and are absolutely delightful."