The People of Sand and Slag, by Paolo Bacigalupi

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The People of Sand and Slag, by Paolo Bacigalupi

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One of the best environmental stories to be published in recent memory is in my opinion this story by a relatively new author; The People of Sand and Slag, by Paulo Bacigalupi. Set in the relatively near future, it is about how humans have adapted to survive in a completely wrecked environment. Oddly, it really does not qualify as a dystopic vision. In fact, it may even be a utopia, though if it is this one definitely qualifies as an "ambiguous utopia," at least from our perspective...Please click here, or on the book cover above, to be taken to the complete review..
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