Blackfish City

Blackfish City

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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. Now crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside 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. She 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.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062684820
Branch Call Number: FIC MILLER
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 02, 2019

In the hands of a good writer this could have been a timely, exciting book. Unfortunately, the poor storytelling constantly took me out of the story. A really shame, it had potential.

Mar 19, 2019

Nominated for Nebula Awards May 2019

Jun 29, 2018

Excellent, vividly written with a strong storyline carrying a commentary on gender politics and social criticism in a post-capitalist dystopia.


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