Hopepunk, Optimism, Purity, and Futures of Hard Work

Hopepunk, Optimism, Purity, and Futures of Hard Work

I had never heard of hopepunk until this week. Apparently, it’s a genre of fiction that is an antithesis to both utopia and dystopia. It tells stories of the good that happens when ordinary people do the right thing, not always, not everyone, but by and large. If that sounds interesting but also somewhat confusing, then this essay is for you. Made me want to start diving into hopepunk literature.


From Weekly Filet #378, in January 2022.

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