By Chris Carlsson
A teenage arsonist threatens submerged mid-22nd century San Francisco. As a Public Investigator "tryout" seeks proof around the utopian urban choked with canals and veloways, the political and social conflicts of a society according to generalized abundance and generally held wealth are explored. here is a imaginative and prescient of post-economic existence with the pleasures, ache and confusion attribute of the human situation throughout historical classes set in a San Francisco unusually common and but dreamily diversified. while there isn't any such factor as inner most estate, what's crime, and the way does a utopian society defend itself from undesirable habit? should still scientists be as unfastened as artists to create? what's a 'free marketplace' for paintings with out funds and commodities? "Many take on the apocalypse, yet now not considering the fact that Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia has a author predicted its Left Coast utopian aftermath. In Carlsson's hugely ingenious sci-fi mystery, an alienated teenager and an arson investigator show the fissures in San Francisco's innovative new society. After The Deluge merits a large readershi for its brilliant blueprint of a sustainable direct democracy set one of the still-familiar human cultures and neighborhoods - more advantageous via greenways and canals - of the town by way of the Bay." [Laura Lent, librarian, San Francisco Public Library]
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