By Ernest Callenbach
A unique either well timed and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental issues of this 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 was once based while northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” surroundings: the ideal stability among humans and the surroundings. Now, 20 years later, this remoted, mysterious kingdom is welcoming its first formally sanctioned American customer: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston.
Skeptical but occupied with this eco-friendly new global, Weston is set to record his findings objectively. yet from the beginning, he’s alternately inspired and unsettled via the legislation governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly time table: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to do away with city sprawl, zero-tolerance pollutants regulate, tree worship, ritual struggle video games, and a woman-dominated executive 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 His outdated ideals challenged, his cynicism changed by means of wish, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian lady and undertakes a courting whose depth will lead him to a serious selection among worlds.
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