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Blackfish City: A Novel

Blackfish City: A Novel

Scritto da Sam J. Miller

Narrato da Vikas Adam


Blackfish City: A Novel

Scritto da Sam J. Miller

Narrato da Vikas Adam

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4/5 (35 valutazioni)
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10 ore
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Pubblicato:
Apr 17, 2018
ISBN:
9780062798312
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Nota del redattore

City without a map…

The city of Qaanaaq becomes a character in and of itself in this quirky dystopian about climate change and many other ills of late capitalism. Rumors of a woman traveling with an orca and polar bear bring four disparate people together for a strange adventure.

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After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city's denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges—crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population.

When a strange new visitor arrives—a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side—the city is entranced. The "orcamancer," as she's known, very subtly brings together four people—each living on the periphery—to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves. 

Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent—and ultimately very hopeful—novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection. 

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Apr 17, 2018
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9780062798312
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Informazioni sull'autore

Sam J. Miller is the Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (a best book of the year for Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, and more). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Sam's short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. A community organizer by day, he lives in New York City.

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  • (4/5)
    Climate change has turned much of humanity into refugees. Qaanaaq is a floating city in the Artic, controlled by its shareholders and teeming with both registered and unregistered occupants. When the sole survivor of a genocide arrives with an orca and a captive polar bear, she provides an impetus for a war by a crime syndicate against a powerful shareholder. All the while, the strange disease the breaks is driving people to horrible deaths amidst images of lives they’ve never led, and the AIs running the city can’t do anything about it. Although almost everything goes wrong and key players don’t make it to the end of the story, it’s also about the kind of hope that can persist even in ashes, and the family connections that survive all kinds of wrongs.
  • (3/5)
    Read this book for my f2f bookclub. It is a dystopia book written by Sam J. Miller and is set in the near future after a climate and techno disaster destroys most of the world. People are living on this floating object in the arctic circle area. It is science fiction involving nanobonding (people to animals) and bots, AI, etc and like a lot of SF it addresses current cultural issues of capitalism, the right to own property, and genders/pronouns, While it was easy to read, there were difficulties as well. There is a aspect of mystery and thriller and goodly amount of blood and violence.
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    Fantastic. Haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time. Such a unique perspective and original story. The author has created a whole new world that's both completely foreign to our own and yet drawn from so much wisdom and insight into our world. Reminds me of early Neal Stephenson, which were some of my favorite books. Can't believe this is only his 2nd book/1st non-YA novel. Can't wait to read more by him.

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