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A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbacha€™s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the a€œnewest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell, a€ Callenbach offers a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our future. Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a a€œstable-statea€ ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, this isolated, mysterious nation is welcoming its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Skeptical yet curious about this green new world, Weston is determined to report his findings objectively. But from the start, hea€™s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopiaa€™s earth-friendly agenda: energy-efficient a€œmini-citiesa€ to eliminate urban sprawl, zero-tolerance pollution control, tree worship, ritual war games, and a woman-dominated government that has instituted such peaceful revolutions as the twenty-hour workweek and employee ownership of farms and businesses. His old beliefs challenged, his cynicism replaced by hope, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman and undertakes a relationship whose intensity will lead him to a critical choice between two worlds. From the Trade Paperback edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author:Ernest Callenbach
Publisher:Bantam - 2009-12-16


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