After the Deluge by Chris Carlsson

By Chris Carlsson

A teenage arsonist threatens submerged mid-22nd century San Francisco. As a Public Investigator "tryout" seeks facts around the utopian urban choked with canals and veloways, the political and social conflicts of a society in accordance with generalized abundance and mostly held wealth are explored. here is a imaginative and prescient of post-economic existence with the pleasures, discomfort and confusion attribute of the human throughout historical sessions set in a San Francisco unusually normal and but dreamily assorted. whilst there is not any such factor as deepest estate, what's crime, and the way does a utopian society safeguard itself from undesirable habit? should still scientists be as loose as artists to create? what's a 'free marketplace' for paintings with no funds and commodities? "Many take on the apocalypse, yet no longer due to the fact that Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia has a author predicted its Left Coast utopian aftermath. In Carlsson's hugely imaginitive sci-fi mystery, an alienated youngster and an arson investigator exhibit the fissures in San Francisco's innovative new society. After The Deluge merits a large readershi for its shiny blueprint of a sustainable direct democracy set one of the still-familiar human cultures and neighborhoods - better via greenways and canals - of town by way of the Bay." [Laura Lent, librarian, San Francisco Public Library]

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