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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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Arthur C. Clarke Award-Winning Author

'An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent... Beckett offers an intelligent, visceral reminder that unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed.' - Guardian

America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow-Americans from the south.

Against this backdrop, an ambitious young British-born publicist, Holly Peacock, meets a new client, the charismatic Senator Slaymaker, a politician whose sole mission is to keep America together, reconfiguring the entire country in order to meet the challenge of the new climate realities as a single, united nation. When he runs for President, Holly becomes his right hand woman, doing battle on the whisperstream, where stories are everything and truth counts for little.

But can they bring America together - or have they set the country on a new, but equally devastating, path?

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786491541
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


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An uneasy read that manages to feel both timely and urgent... Beckett offers an intelligent, visceral reminder that unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed. * Guardian *
Compelling... a grim demonstration of how one person can change history, but not control it. * SFX *
America City is beautifully written, inventive, with a strong cast of characters... and a plot that makes the reader think, and is another great book from one of the best writers around. * Concatenation *
Chris Beckett is a genius. * Eric Brown bestselling author of THE SERENE INVASION *
Tells an all too believable story. * Daily Mail (Scotland) *
Unless we change what today looks like, tomorrow will be turbulent indeed. * Guardian *

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“Future Imperfect”

Although billed as a science fiction novel, I am not entirely sure that it really is one. Okay, it is set approximately 100 years in the future and we do have some evolved technology:

Drig - Transport... More

Hardback edition
15th October 2017
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“A disturbing vision”

In America City Chris Beckett gives us a frighteningly convincing vision of the future in a 22nd century world suffering the devastating effects of man-made climate change.
Most of the action takes place in North... More

Hardback edition
10th October 2017
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“frighteningly possible”

This is a frighteningly possible scenario, well along the path to an apocalyptic future.

Chris Beckett writes intelligently about the social and political forces in a society reaching boiling point. Surprisingly, the... More

Hardback edition
26th September 2018
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