Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and
It is 2140 The waters rose, submerging New York City But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been Though changed forever Every street became a canal Every skyscraper an island Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim
Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time climate change With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman s narrow experience
The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One, the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life has
Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen s Calorie Man in Thailand Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history s lost calories There, he encounters Emiko Emiko is the Windup Girl, a
On a beach in Antarctica, scientist Adam Leith marks the passage of the summer solstice Back in Sydney his partner Ellie waits for the results of her latest round of IVF treatment That result, when it comes, will change both their lives and propel them into a future neither could have predicted.
A man made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green eyed Crakers a gentle species bio engineered to replace humans Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street smart Zeb, who has an interesting past.
Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas
In a parched southern California of the near future, Luz, once the poster child for the country s conservation movement, and Ray, an army deserter turned surfer, are squatting in a starlet s abandoned mansion Most Mojavs, prevented by armed vigilantes from freely crossing borders to lusher
When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival, The drought or the Tap Out, as everyone calls it has been going on for a while now Everyone s lives have become an endless list
Global warming has changed the world s geography and its politics Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian In this far north place, seventeen year old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like
A novel about fear of the future and the future of fearNew York City, the near future Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, FutureWorld The business operates out of an empty office in the Empire State Building Mitchell is employee
In America s Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota and hopefully live to see another day But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached