America City by Chris Beckett

Into the Wild

Read America City Online Free - America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow-Americans from the south.

Against this backdrop, an ambitious young British-born publicist, Holly Peacock, meets a new client, the charismatic Senator Slaymaker, a politician whose sole mission is to keep America together, reconfiguring the entire country in order to meet the challenge of the new climate realities as a single, united nation. When he runs for President, Holly becomes his right hand woman, doing battle on the whisperstream, where stories are everything and truth counts for little.

But can they bring America together - or have they set the country on a new, but equally devastating, path?



Title : America City
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ISBN : 1786491524
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Reviews


Martin rated it ★★★★☆

October 24, 2017

Although this is described as science fiction (and strictly falls under that particular banner), this is more realistically a forecast of how the world, in particular the United Staes of America could turn out in a 100 years or so due to the effects of global warming, the growth of social media i...


Blodeuedd rated it ★★★☆☆

October 19, 2017

I can totally see this happening, totally. I hope a certain president do not get ideas from it... The world has gone to hell. And some people still doubt climate change. Yup, I can see that too. The East coast is plagued by super storms. The west coast and inland is a dust bowl. Further south, oh...


Kate rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2017

Fascinating, elegantly written and rather frightening look at the reaction of politics to climate change in 22nd-century America. A review: https://forwinternights.wordpress.com...


Jack rated it ★★★☆☆

December 07, 2017

Twenty-second Century USA. The sea-level has risen, superstorms regularly batter the eastern seaboard, drought ravages the southwest. Resentment from within northern states towards those fleeing the environmental disasters is building. In the wider world polar bears, giraffes, blue whales, rhinoc...


Valerian70 rated it ★★★★☆

October 15, 2017

Although billed as a science fiction novel, I am not entirely sure that it really is one. Okay, it is set approximately 100 years in the future and we do have some evolved technology: Drig - Transport system that reads like a cross between a helicopter and the S.H.I.E.L.D. transporter from Avenge...


Ian rated it ★★★★☆

December 05, 2017

America City is a tale about Earth in the future, ravished by global warming and the subsequent catastrophic results. It's set in America and Canada but there are a few nods to what's going on elsewhere in the world. In the US, the southern States have become badly hit, to the point more and more...


buzylizzie rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2017

In America City Chris Beckett gives us a frighteningly convincing vision of the future in a 22nd century world suffering the devastating effects of man-made climate change. Most of the action takes place in North America, much of the rest of the world having descended into chaos and anarchy. With...


Scott rated it ★★★★☆

October 28, 2017

I received a free copy from readers first in exchange for an honest review. Billed as sci-fi set 100 years in the future, it seems a little too real and close to home, it could almost be happening today. The USA is suffering from the effects of global warming, super storms batter the coasts and fa...


Lauren rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

This book, although classed as such, did not read like Science Fiction to me but more like Science Fact. The political climate portrayed in the book is so close to our own, it made for quite a scary read. I really questioned the characters true intentions throughout this book, and was engrossed i...


Louise rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2017

Set around one hundred years from today, the great strength of this book is in the parallels it draws to our current political and environmental climates. Seen mostly through the eyes of Holly, an ambitious publicist, and Richard, her academic husband, this story is centred on a US presidential...





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