By Ernest Callenbach
A unique either well timed and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental matters of this day, set in an ecologically sound destiny society. Hailed by way of the l. a. instances because the “newest identify after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach deals a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our destiny.
Ecotopia used to be based whilst northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” atmosphere: the best stability among humans and the surroundings. Now, two decades later, this remoted, mysterious country is welcoming its first formally sanctioned American customer: long island Times-Post reporter Will Weston.
Skeptical but fascinated with this eco-friendly new international, Weston is set to record his findings objectively. yet from the beginning, he’s alternately inspired and unsettled via the legislation governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly time table: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to cast off city sprawl, zero-tolerance pollutants keep watch over, tree worship, ritual battle video games, and a woman-dominated govt that has instituted such peaceable revolutions because the twenty-hour workweek and worker possession of farms and companies. His outdated ideals challenged, his cynicism changed via wish, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian girl and undertakes a courting whose depth will lead him to a severe selection among worlds.
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