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ISBN: 0060721936 / ISBN-13: 9780060721930

Predator's Gold


Fleeing from an Anti-Tractionist sect, the Green Storm, Tom and Hester are left drifting in the frozen Ice Wastes, slowly dying of cold after the ... Show synopsis

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Anarcho-Primitivism, for Parents

by leycec on May 11, 2007

Anarcho-primitivism (colloquially, "green anarchy") can be a bit much for the children to daily swallow. Instead, I recommend this book: the sequel to Phillip Reeve's equally inviting, if somewhat darker, "Mortal Engines." This book is science-fiction. But, like the best of that genre, metaphor for the pressing confines of today. There is an economic ideal espoused by the main protoganist, Tom, with initial fervor. Its name? "Municipal Darwinism." And like present-day "National Darwinism," whereby nations with greater access to brute military technology, and dogma, strip the dying resources of lesser, third-world nations, Municipal Darwinism is a sham for greed, inequity, and ungentle cowardice. Needless to say, the main protoganist does not persist in his belief. And with the unwinding of that faith, a new, renewable faith enjoins: in life, in time, and in the company of new-flung heroes. And - as in life - there's time enough for teenage fun...

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