BOOKS

America City

Chris Beckett

RRP: £18.99

2 November 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786491527

RRP: £6.99

2 November 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786491534

‘An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent… Beckett offers an intelligent, visceral reminder that unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed.’ – Guardian

America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow-Americans from the south.

Against this backdrop, an ambitious young British-born publicist, Holly Peacock, meets a new client, the charismatic Senator Slaymaker, a politician whose sole mission is to keep America together, reconfiguring the entire country in order to meet the challenge of the new climate realities as a single, united nation. When he runs for President, Holly becomes his right hand woman, doing battle on the whisperstream, where stories are everything and truth counts for little.

But can they bring America together – or have they set the country on a new, but equally devastating, path?

REVIEWS

An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent... Beckett offers an intelligent, visceral reminder that unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed.
Guardian

Compelling... a grim demonstration of how one person can change history, but not control it.
SFX

America City is beautifully written, inventive, with a strong cast of characters... and a plot that makes the reader think, and is another great book from one of the best writers around.
Concatenation

Chris Beckett is a genius
Eric Brown bestselling author of THE SERENE INVASION

The Eden trilogy is a remarkable achievement: with wit, insight and invention Beckett has imagined a scientific Genesis not just about a society, but about the culture and myths that sustain it. It is both politically astute and theologically compelling.Stuart Kelly
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Eden is building into one of most vivid and fascinating places in modern SFEddie Robson
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Mother of Eden is a masterpiece
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A classic theme, beautifully told
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