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Blackfish City: A Novel - Sam J. Miller
Blackfish City: A Novel
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After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting... show more
After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges—crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called “the breaks” is ravaging the population.

When a strange new visitor arrives—a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side—the city is entranced. The “orcamancer,” as she’s known, very subtly brings together four people—each living on the periphery—to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves.

Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent—and ultimately very hopeful—novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780356510026 (0356510026)
ASIN: 356510026
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Fantasy
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3.5 Blackfish City - Sam J. Miller
It probably deserves more than 3.5 stars. Blackfish City is elegantly written, offers tremendous world-building, creating a city, a future, that not only seems plausible but feels very lived in, with lots of history and backstory to it. It's a political thriller taking the political to the persona...
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"America has fallen and I don’t feel so good myself." This was a percolator. It was a slow (cold pressed) drip that led us hand in sweaty/nanobonded hand to small epiphanies and twisty turns while ultimately delivering us on the doorstep of a hopeful, mostly resolved ending THAT was exponentially mo...
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