Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown

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Read Tropic of Kansas Online Free - The United States of America is no more. Broken into warring territories, its center has become a wasteland DMZ known as “the Tropic of Kansas.” Though this gaping geographic hole has no clear boundaries, everyone knows it's out there—that once-bountiful part of the heartland, broken by greed and exploitation, where neglect now breeds unrest. Two travelers appear in this arid American wilderness: Sig, the fugitive orphan of political dissidents, and his foster sister Tania, a government investigator whose search for Sig leads her into her own past—and towards an unexpected future.

Sig promised those he loves that he would make it to the revolutionary redoubt of occupied New Orleans. But first he must survive the wild edgelands of a barren mid-America policed by citizen militias and autonomous drones, where one wrong move can mean capture . . . or death. One step behind, undercover in the underground, is Tania. Her infiltration of clandestine networks made of old technology and new politics soon transforms her into the hunted one, and gives her a shot at being the agent of real change—if she is willing to give up the explosive government secrets she has sworn to protect.

As brother and sister traverse these vast and dangerous badlands, their paths will eventually intersect on the front lines of a revolution whose fuse they are about to light.

Title : Tropic of Kansas
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ISBN : 0062563815
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 480 pages


Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

July 28, 2017

Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Most dystopias exist in a near future, extrapolated from current events. Christopher Brown's takes place in the present, the extrapolation point the assassination of President Reagan in the 1980s. In the assassination's wake, Alexander Haig takes over, awarding himself a...

Brittany rated it ★★★★★

May 04, 2017

This was a fun read for me. I am really into dystopian novels, so this one was perfect for me. The characters were well developed and the plot moves along nicely. I highly recommend this book.

Charlie - A Reading Machine rated it ★★★☆☆

January 02, 2018

Overall a well written novel with engaging characters and an eerily plausible dystopian setting. I honestly think this is not far off the future we'll see with the current asshats in charge. Corporations are given rights human beings are not in the name of making a profit and keeping enough peopl...

Steve rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 28, 2017

War-porn that will appeal mainly (possibly exclusively) to dedicated progressives. Imaginative and well-researched, with an interesting alt-historical twist. But the plot is diffuse to the point of anarchy, and the main protagonist's utter indestructibility robs the action of any meaningful weigh...

Christopher rated it ★★★★☆

May 25, 2017

In the not-too-distant future, the United States is no more. Warring factions have divided up the country, and what's left of the federal government holds absolute control over those it still governs. The Constitution has been suspended, and "permanent emergency" powers have given the President,...

Lou rated it ★★★★★

July 27, 2017

Sig (white, long straight hair, crazy green eyes) Tania ( black, Sig’s foster sister) Kansas New Orleans Cedar Rapids Midwest Patriot Militias Incursions of Militiamen Insurgents Bandits TAZ Colonisations Deluges Guns Hawk-Eye Self Defence Militia Maxine Price author/revolutionary/separatist Rogue corporate coup...

Bill rated it ★★★★☆

July 15, 2017

This is an examination of what it could be like aa couple of decades post-Trump, if Liberals do not gain power. It is mostly about civil collapse and politics, but the effects of climate change are mostly implied. Brown's take on a dystopic USA future is rational and possible. He did not examine...

Adam rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

Clever and Intelligent Alt Future Road Trip From the clever title to the swiftly intelligent writing and sympathetic characters, it was clear to me that I had found a special piece of literature in 'Tropic of Kansas'. The immediate impulse, even before starting the book and based on the synopsis al...

Austin rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 25, 2017

I don't get it. Let's open with that. I don't get what this book was striving to be. There doesn't appear to be any specific guiding theme, any stylistic aspiration, any particular mood that was being projected. Ostensibly, this tells the story of an America that has fallen under dictatorial contr...

A.K. rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

From the clever title to the swiftly intelligent writing and sympathetic characters, it was clear to me that I had found a special piece of literature in 'Tropic of Kansas'. The immediate impulse, even before starting the book and based on the synopsis alone, was to draw comparisons to current ev...

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