By Ernest Callenbach
A singular either well timed and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental matters of at the present time, set in an ecologically sound destiny society. Hailed by means of the l. a. occasions because the “newest identify after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach deals a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our destiny.
Ecotopia was once based while northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” surroundings: the right stability among people and the surroundings. Now, 20 years later, this remoted, mysterious country is welcoming its first formally sanctioned American customer: ny Times-Post reporter Will Weston.
Skeptical but thinking about this eco-friendly new international, Weston is decided to document his findings objectively. yet from the beginning, he’s alternately inspired and unsettled by way of the legislation governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly schedule: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to get rid of city sprawl, zero-tolerance pollutants keep an eye on, tree worship, ritual warfare video games, and a woman-dominated govt 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 His outdated ideals challenged, his cynicism changed through desire, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian lady and undertakes a dating whose depth will lead him to a serious selection among worlds.
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Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach