Arctic Rising

Arctic Rising

Book - 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell shows us a chilling future in Arctic Rising .

The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself--but in doing so, they may have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen. Anika Duncan, a pilot for the United Nations Polar Guard, finds herself caught up in a plot by military agencies and corporations who want the Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia loses control of its superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world.

Publisher: New York : Tor, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780765358738
9780765319210
Branch Call Number: BUC
Characteristics: 303 pages : map ; 24 cm

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Apr 30, 2017

This is a slick and enjoyable little adventure story set in a struggle between nations and corporations. It'd make a great movie. More substantively, two moments keep returning to me - our captive heroine's words as she blocks her interrogator's exit and a later statement she makes about the twisted self-perception of all "players of the great game." She makes a truly modern cry of/by/for "we the people ..."

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