From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Thursday, August 10, 2023 22:32:00
"In a near-future northern settlement, a handful of climate
change survivors find their fates intertwined in this
mesmerizing and transportive novel in the vein of Station
Eleven and The Power.
"America, 2049: Summer temperatures are intolerably high, the
fossil fuel industry has shut down, and humans are implanted
with a `Flick' at birth, which allows them to remain
perpetually online. The top echelons of society live in
Floating Cities off the coast, while people on the mainland
struggle to survive. For Rose, working as a hostess in the
city's elite club feels like her best hope for a better future.
"When a high-profile client offers Rose a job as an escort at a
fledgling company in northern Canada called Camp Zero-a source
of fresh, clean air and cool temperatures-in return for a home
for her displaced mother and herself, she accepts it. But in
the north, all is not as it seems.
"Through skillfully entwined perspectives, including a young
professor longing to escape his wealthy family and a group of
highly trained women engaged in climate surveillance at a Cold
War era research station, the fate of the Camp and its
inhabitants comes into stunning relief. Atmospheric, original,
and utterly gripping, Camp Zero interrogates the seductive and
chilling notion of a utopia; asks who and what will survive as
global tensions rise; and imagines how love may sustain us.