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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 in response to generalized abundance and in most cases held wealth are explored. here is a imaginative and prescient of post-economic existence with the pleasures, discomfort and confusion attribute of the human situation throughout ancient classes set in a San Francisco surprisingly frequent and but dreamily assorted. whilst there's no such factor as deepest 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 industry' for paintings with no funds and commodities? "Many take on the apocalypse, yet no longer due to the fact Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia has a author predicted its Left Coast utopian aftermath. In Carlsson's hugely inventive sci-fi mystery, an alienated teenager and an arson investigator demonstrate the fissures in San Francisco's progressive new society. After The Deluge merits a large readershi for its vibrant blueprint of a sustainable direct democracy set one of the still-familiar human cultures and neighborhoods - superior through greenways and canals - of town by way of the Bay." [Laura Lent, librarian, San Francisco Public Library]

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I told my associates about you, and they want to like you too. ” Nwin recognized a British accent, or maybe Australian, he could never tell. Either way, she didn’t sound happy. After a brief back and forth, Nance returned and looked at Nwin, hard. ” She spun and walked back through the half-light to a door that opened onto darkness. Amid scraping chairs and clearing throats, the others followed her. Nwin had not gotten a real look at any of them. Exhaling deeply, he puzzled over the inexplicable strangeness of what had just happened.

Exhaling deeply, he puzzled over the inexplicable strangeness of what had just happened. After all that, here he was, alone, in a strange blue-neon-lit room in the back of a bar. ” he exclaimed under his breath. Rising from his seat, he started to make his way through the bar, but after a split-second hesitation, reversed himself and exited through the same back door as the others. He found himself in a yard heavily perfumed by a large Datura just to his left. There was no sign of Nance and her gang.

Nwin took a long last pull of beer before rising. ” “I don’t think Angus has it in for you THAT much,” protested Stefania. ” Angus seemed like an insurmountable obstacle to him, best handled by quitting and going on to something else. “Well, I hope not,” said Stefania grumpily. Nwin said bye to his friends, and after hand slaps, he departed, buzzed by his beer and anticipating the cool ride home. Tying up at the residential dock he scrambled up the ladder and into the back lobby, and before long he was in his little room on the 33rd floor.

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