By Chris Carlsson
A teenage arsonist threatens submerged mid-22nd century San Francisco. As a Public Investigator "tryout" seeks proof around the utopian urban filled with canals and veloways, the political and social conflicts of a society in line with generalized abundance and quite often held wealth are explored. here is a imaginative and prescient of post-economic lifestyles with the pleasures, soreness and confusion attribute of the human throughout ancient classes set in a San Francisco surprisingly time-honored and but dreamily various. whilst there's no such factor as deepest estate, what's crime, and the way does a utopian society guard itself from undesirable habit? may still scientists be as loose as artists to create? what's a 'free marketplace' for paintings with no funds and commodities? "Many take on the apocalypse, yet no longer on the grounds that Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia has a author anticipated its Left Coast utopian aftermath. In Carlsson's hugely imaginitive 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 - improved by means of greenways and canals - of the town via the Bay." [Laura Lent, librarian, San Francisco Public Library]
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After the Deluge by Chris Carlsson