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by Tobias S. Buckell
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Foggygirl
Foggygirl rated it 7 years ago
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 ...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 7 years ago
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...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it 8 years ago
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...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 9 years ago
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...
The Deckled Edge
The Deckled Edge rated it 9 years ago
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...
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt rated it 10 years ago
Solid thriller but has some implausibilities toward the end. If you like thrillers, and your politics line up with the author's worth checking out, if, like me, thrillers are once in a while reads and your politics are more to the right, you might not enjoy it as much. This book does make assumption...
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