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Frostlands /

by Feffer, John [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Feffer, John. Splinterlands: bk. 2.Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2018.Description: 161 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781608465040; 1608465047.Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Fiction | Dystopias -- Fiction | Apocalyptic fiction | Dystopian fiction | Fiction | Dystopian fiction | Apocalyptic fiction | Fiction | DystopiasSummary: "Arcadia’s defense corps is mobilized to defend against what first appears to be a routine assault, one of the many that the community repulses from paramilitary forces every year. But as sensors report a breach in the perimeter wall, even eighty-year-old Rachel Leopold shoulders a weapon and reports for duty. It's a distraction from her urgent research: to save the world from the horrors of climate change. Rachel is in a race against time as she battles Arcadia's enemies, the rising waters and superstorms, and her own mortality. Frostlands takes the reader from the remaining enclaves of North America to the ruins of Europe and what's left of China before concluding with an explosive revelation that forces a reappraisal of all that came before"--Back cover.
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<p> Arcadia's defense corps is mobilized to defend against what first appears to be a routine assault, one of the many that the community must repulse from para- military forces every year. But as sensors report a breach in the perimeter wall, even 80-year-old Rachel Leopold shoulders a weapon and reports for duty. The attack, it turns out, has been orchestrated by one of the world's largest corporations, CR ISPR International, and it is interested primarily in stopping Rachel's research into stopping global warming. As Arcadia prepares to defend itself against the next CR ISPR attack, Rachel contacts Emmanuel Puig, the foremost scholar of her ex-husband's work, to get information that she can use to stop CR ISPR . Arcadia intersperses the action with short reports from Emmanuel Puig on his interactions with Rachel as they meet, via V R, in different parts of the world--Brussels, Ningxia, and finally Darwin. The novel concludes with an explosive, unexpected twist that forces a reevaluation of all that has come before. </p>

Sequel to: Splinterlands.

"Arcadia’s defense corps is mobilized to defend against what first appears to be a routine assault, one of the many that the community repulses from paramilitary forces every year. But as sensors report a breach in the perimeter wall, even eighty-year-old Rachel Leopold shoulders a weapon and reports for duty. It's a distraction from her urgent research: to save the world from the horrors of climate change. Rachel is in a race against time as she battles Arcadia's enemies, the rising waters and superstorms, and her own mortality. Frostlands takes the reader from the remaining enclaves of North America to the ruins of Europe and what's left of China before concluding with an explosive revelation that forces a reappraisal of all that came before"--Back cover.

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As the world succumbs to the ravages of climate change and provisions become scarce, octogenarian Rachel Leopold maintains a garden and grows heirloom apples in the utopian community of Arcadia, taking up arms against its attackers. A former glaciologist, Rachel also secretly researches methods to reverse the polar ice melt, which could save Earth's dwindling population and prevent the release of methane pockets under the permafrost. As she nears success, Arcadia comes under fire from the multinational group CRISPR. To save Arcadia and possibly the world, Rachel must decode clues left by her late ex-husband, Julian, while around her the walls of Arcadia are breached by bots and her trust in her compatriots is tested. VERDICT This fast read picks up after the death of Julian, the protagonist of Splinterlands, and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone sequel to the first book in the series. Its sense of urgency inspires readers to keep going and a pale glimmer of hope at the end is welcome after the quick, harrowing ride.-Jennifer Beach, Longwood Univ. Lib., Farmville, VA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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