By Chris Carlsson
A teenage arsonist threatens submerged mid-22nd century San Francisco. As a Public Investigator "tryout" seeks facts around the utopian urban choked with canals and veloways, the political and social conflicts of a society in line with generalized abundance and often held wealth are explored. here is a imaginative and prescient of post-economic lifestyles with the pleasures, discomfort and confusion attribute of the human situation throughout old classes set in a San Francisco unusually prevalent and but dreamily varied. while there's no such factor as inner most estate, what's crime, and the way does a utopian society safeguard itself from undesirable habit? may still scientists be as loose as artists to create? what's a 'free marketplace' for paintings with out funds and commodities? "Many take on the apocalypse, yet no longer on account that Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia has a author estimated its Left Coast utopian aftermath. In Carlsson's hugely ingenious sci-fi mystery, an alienated youngster and an arson investigator demonstrate the fissures in San Francisco's innovative new society. After The Deluge merits a large readershi for its shiny blueprint of a sustainable direct democracy set one of the still-familiar human cultures and neighborhoods - better by way of greenways and canals - of the town through the Bay." [Laura Lent, librarian, San Francisco Public Library]
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