In the year 2083, five teenagers try to re-create Robert F. Scott's doomed 1912 expedition to the South Pole as part of a reality television show. This exciting combination of science fiction and historical fiction brings to life a heartbreaking drama from the past while providing a disquieting glimpse into the future.In the year 2083, five teenagers try to re-create Robert F. Scott's doomed 1912 expedition to the South Pole as part of a reality television show. This exciting combination of science fiction and historical fiction brings to life a heartbreaking drama from the past while providing a disquieting glimpse into the future.Read Less
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Set in a the future where it doesn't matter if television rots your brain, because law requires you to watch it anyway, Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 takes the reader on an adventure that is chillingly believable. With promises of much-needed rewards if they succeed, five teenagers put their lives on the line to re-create Robert F. Scott's doomed 1912 expedition to the South Pole...but someone wants things to be exact, including the part where they all die.
Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 is an excellent read with relatable characters who slowly learn to work together, and a thrilling plot that leaves the reader satisfied and content in the end. Five stars for this wonderful novel!
Publishers Weekly, 2005-05-16 Politics and pop culture collide in White's provocative debut novel, a dystopian view of America in which 14-year-olds must win a game of chance called "Toss" in order to continue their education, and environmental disasters and overpopulation have scarred the country. The Department of Entertainment controls all television, with the goal of attaining 100% viewership-the resulting complacency keeps down the nation's crime rate. Stephen Michael, now 17, lost his Toss, but he has managed to land a job editing the latest incarnation of the popular Historical Survivor series (a reality show), in which five 14-year-olds will retrace the steps of Robert F. Scott's failed 1912 expedition to reach the South Pole. Robert, Billy, Polly, Andrew and Grace are chosen for their specific abilities: Polly for her photographic memory, for instance, and Andrew for his tolerance of the cold. Thanks to his position, Stephen is able to communicate with Andrew and tries to help the children on their trek (the Secretary of Entertainment has planned several "calamities" to make for better TV). White paints a vision of a government-driven, TV-obsessed future that hits close to home, and also interweaves facts about Scott's mission from primary sources (through Polly's research). This page-turning adventure may well pry a few of today's couch potatoes away from the TV. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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