Posts Tagged ‘ dystopia ’

A Family’s Personal Battle With Climate Change

November 27, 2013
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The climate is changing. In Rachel Meehan‘s young adult thriller “Water’s Edge,” thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest. With their own water and power supplies, 14-year-old Nairne and her family are well prepared, but most people are less fortunate. When Nairne persuades her father, Daniel, to house some of the evacuees on their small holding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a world of violence, deception and murder. With…

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What a Long, Strange Journey, To Find The Music

March 29, 2013
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For generations, the Folken have lived in total isolation. A self-contained society, they worship Bluegrass music and the legendary banjo picking of Jesus. For the Folken, the outside world inspires fear, not curiosity. In William Hrdina‘s novel “Agharta,” Sarah Throckmartin is a typical 12-year old, living a typical Folken life — until her runaway dog, an old grudge, and a false prophecy combine to exile her and her brother Eddie from the Folken and everything…

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Two Sisters and the Impossible Escape

January 29, 2013
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Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033, her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister Evvie, her only family and entire world. Sydney holds a sliver of hope that they will be lawfully reunited, and that light will return to her desolate life. But she is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape Miles County so that she and Evvie can live full lives together. In Gabrielle Arrowsmith‘s…

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Who’s Really Chasing This Killer? And Are They the Bad Guys?

September 10, 2012
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“National security” seems to be a nebulous, amorphous term in the world that Adam Spence inhabits. All about him there is infrastructure collapse, massive unemployment, riots, bombings, environmental disasters – and special enforcement squads, torture, and disappearances. In the new thriller “No Away” by Jim Wygant, someone is pursuing Adam Spence, a band of men, the new protectors of “national security,” maybe working for the government, maybe not. His pursuers regard him as a grave…

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Race in a Dystopian Future

August 2, 2012
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One thing you have to love about indie fiction, it defies easy categorization. And such is certainly the case with Victoria Foyt‘s book “Revealing Eden” (Save The Pearls Part One) She calls it a “fantasy sci-fi adventure romance” .. Read an important message about this book and this interview Doomed unless she mates soon, Eden Newman, a white Pearl, hopes a Coal from the dark-skinned ruling class will save her. But when she unwittingly compromises…

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