Two teens fight to save civilization from ecological disaster in this unique, eco-loving cli-fi (cli-mate change sci-fi) romantic adventure that takes place next year. Coming in 2015. Watch for an interview with the author closer to its publication date!
3.9 rating based on 50 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
The award-winning epic tale of two teens in a fight to save a warming planet . . . the universe . . . and their love.
ROMANTIC CLI-FI ADVENTURE
‘Honestly, it’s not my fault. I didn’t mean to invent them. Humans were polluting the planet to desolation. What else could I do? I had to save her.'
Their planet is choked with pollution. THEY can’t do anything about it . . . or can they? When a smart-mouthed, mixed-race teen wonders why the work that needs to be done pays nothing compared to the busywork that’s glorified on holovision news, the search for answers takes him on the wildest journey of anyone’s lifetime. Just as the human race allows corporations to pollute Earth into total desolation, institute martial law and enslave humanity, the two teens set out to save civilization. Can they thwart polluters of Earth and other fertile worlds? The heroes come into their own in different kinds of relationships. On their team, six-legged Wuhvie, and Any Gynoid, who pushes the frontier of scientific discovery through the Big Bang to reveal . . . the most intimate confessions of Nature . . . . Will Starliament tear them from the project and unleash ‘intelligent’ life’s habitual pollution, or will youth lead the way to a new way of protecting Nature?
Hailed as one of the "12 works of Climate Fiction everyone should read", LitPick 5-Star-Review Award Winner, and an excerpt received an Eco-Fiction Story Contest Honorable Mention.
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” . . . I have to say it’s one of the best books I have ever read.”
—I Love Books video reviews by Louise Colclough
With illustrations and topics for discussion at the back of the book, JL Morin deftly raises questions about busywork, economic incentives to pollute, sustainable energy, exploitation, cyborgs, the sanctity of Nature, and many kinds of relationships. With skill and expertise, she creates memorable characters whose struggles could be our own. This fast-paced novel will keep you turning pages until the end.
"Adventure, satire, dystopia, all in one well-written speculative-fiction package."
-5-heart review, Foreword Reviews
“Morin’s novel is the literary embodiment of a distinctly different way of perceiving, and one that will no doubt work its aesthetic, as well as political “magic” on everyone who reads it, in the process transmogrifying their perception of extant social and natural reality. The kind of work that reinforces corporate domination in the world constructed by Nature’s Confession is “busywork” — a neologism that conveys precisely its function of keeping workers “busy” — so busy that they do not have time to reflect on the ecological damage that corporate operations are doing to the ecosphere — busywork keeps them locked in an ideological, or discursive, prison. The link between corporate logic and enslavement is made explicit by prefacing the names of things with an “e”, rendering eParliament, eHarvard, etc. The meaning of people’s lives has been defined by their corporate enslavement, which goes hand in hand with the incremental pollution of the planet in the name of profit….. This book should be prescribed to every student and school-going child on the planet.”
—Mail & Guardian, Dr. Bert Olivier
Meet more characters:
“Even though I had five more legs, I sorely wanted to bite him to make him stop sewing.” —Cuppy
“You want to talk about RACE? Humans! And you still think you’re superior, pft. Look what homosapianity has done to its own environment. Do you know how RARE planets like Earth are?” —Any Gynoid
Wuhvie, Valentine, Kendra . . . Mom . . .Yda . . . Porter . . .