Created By: Dalillama on July 16, 2014

Arctic Rising

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This is a near-future Techno-Thriller by Tobias Buckell. Anika Duncan monitors the Northwest Passage for illegal dumping on behalf of the UN. When she and her partner get radiation readings off of a tramp steamer that was cleared by the Greenland authorities, they go to investigate. The ship shoots them down, her partner dies, and Anika finds herself pursued by mysterious figures who want her data and her life.

The ship was carrying a nuclear warhead, smuggled by a secretive group who wants the arctic to stay warm. Meanwhile, the energy juggernaut Gaia Inc reveals a massive project to terraform the Earth, which doubles as a terrifying weapon.

This work contains examples of:

  • Global Warming: The Arctic Circle is melting, the Northwest Passage is a major shipping corridor and there are farms on Baffin Island.
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