America City by Chris Beckett

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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


Tez rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

Set in the future, but feels very contemporary. Deals with climate change, immigration, national politics, international relations, colonialism, war, and propaganda. I read it at an especially appropriate time. While I was reading came the announcement of indictments of Russian nationals. The A.I....

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...

Øyvind rated it ★★★★★

January 28, 2018

Glem den journalistisk tvilsomme "Fire and Fury". Skal du lese én bok som sier skummelt mye om dagens politiske situasjon, og om de hundre årene vi har foran oss, skal du lese Chris Becketts "America City". Det er en bekmørk framtidsvisjon der den globale oppvarmingen i praksis har delt USA i to....

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...

Anna rated it ★★★☆☆

February 04, 2018

I am delighted that sci-fi authors are starting to examine the consequences of climate change in meaningful ways, rather than treating it as set dressing. Consequently, I spent most of ‘America City’ thinking that I should have been appreciating it more than I was. A comparison with Kim Stanley R...

Colin rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2018

A thought-provoking and scarily plausible take on a future North America. Climate change has rendered sizeable parts of the USA uninhabitable - storms on the coasts, dustbowl in the middle - leading to a large population of internally displaced refugees. Stephen Slaymaker, a right-wing populist s...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

Fascinating, elegantly written and rather frightening look at the reaction of politics to climate change in 22nd-century America.

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...

Marjorie 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...

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