Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it's about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come... show more
Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it's about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth's surface. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia Corp loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world. The nuclear weapon she has risked her life to find is the only thing that can stop the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
, Near Future
It is sadly ironic that this science fiction book reads more like non fiction because the events depicted are an all too sad reality. A warm Arctic becoming a wild west of sorts were countries are quick to grab the uncovered resources and not that concerned about the social, economic and political ...
I think it's fair to say that this just wasn't my cup of tea, despite its potential, and i gave up about halfway in. Set in a post-global warming future where the polar caps have melted, Arctic Rising includes many of the incredibly interesting geopolitical details that are fun to work with as a min...
Can't really add too much to what others have said. Although it was a real treat to have a female protagonist (who happens to be gay and of color, no less!), and to have other women in strong supporting roles, I felt oddly detached from all of the characters. Maybe if we had learned more about Anika...
Climate change meets action adventure! After years working in war zones, Anika Duncan is happy to have found a peaceful job piloting airships for the UN. Then her ship is shot down while patrolling arctic waters, and she realizes it's part of a conspiracy with global consequences.The action in thi...
Arctic Rising is a fairly decent book, but is quite different compared Tobias Buckell's other work. While the author's Xenowealth novels or his short stories have a large SFF component, this book is almost exclusively a contemporary thriller. It certainly presents an interesting look at an arctic w...