By Ernest Callenbach
A unique either well timed and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental issues of this present day, set in an ecologically sound destiny society. Hailed by way of the Los Angeles Times because the “newest identify after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach bargains a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our future.
Ecotopia used to be based while northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” environment: the best stability among people and the surroundings. Now, two decades later, this remoted, mysterious kingdom is welcoming its first formally sanctioned American customer: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston.
Skeptical but enthusiastic about this eco-friendly new international, Weston is set to document his findings objectively. yet from the beginning, he’s alternately inspired and unsettled through the legislation governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly schedule: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to do away with city sprawl, zero-tolerance pollutants regulate, tree worship, ritual battle video games, and a woman-dominated govt that has instituted such peaceable revolutions because the twenty-hour workweek and worker possession of farms and companies. His outdated ideals challenged, his cynicism changed via desire, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian girl and undertakes a courting whose depth will lead him to a serious selection among worlds.
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