America City

Chris Beckett
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A brilliantly imagined novel exploring the future of America and the potentially devastating impact of climate change on one of the world's greatest nations. Darkly prophetic and powerful, America City is a genre-defying journey into our worst fears and greatest hopes.

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?

Author bio:

Chris Beckett is a university lecturer living in Cambridge. He is the winner of the Edge Hill Short Fiction Prize, 2009, for his collection, The Turing Test, the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award, 2013, for Dark Eden and was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Novel of the Year Award, 2015, for Mother of Eden.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781786491527
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Corvus
Pub Date: December 2017
Page Extent: 416
Format: Book
Subject: Fiction & related items

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