By Christopher Brown
“Futurist as provocateur! the area is sheer batshit genius . . . a really hallucinatorily anticipated environment.”—William Gibson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author
“Timely, darkish, and eventually hopeful: it may possibly now not ‘make the US nice again,’ yet however, it simply might.”—Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling and award successful writer of Homeland
Acclaimed brief tale author and editor of the realm fable Award-nominee Three Messages and a caution eerily envisions an American society unraveling and our borders closed off—from the opposite side—in this haunting and provocative novel that mixes Max Barry’s Jennifer Government, Philip okay. Dick’s vintage Man within the excessive Castle, and China Mieville’s The urban & the City
The united states is not any extra. damaged into warring territories, its heart has turn into a wilderness DMZ referred to as “the Tropic of Kansas.” even though this gaping geographic gap has no transparent limitations, we all know it is out there—that once-bountiful a part of the heartland, damaged by way of greed and exploitation, the place overlook now breeds unrest. tourists seem during this arid American desolate tract: Sig, the fugitive orphan of political dissidents, and his foster sister Tania, a central authority investigator whose look for Sig leads her into her personal past—and in the direction of an unforeseen future.
Sig promised these he loves that he could make it to the progressive redoubt of occupied New Orleans. yet first he needs to live on the wild edgelands of a barren mid-America policed through citizen militias and self sufficient drones, the place one mistaken movement can suggest catch . . . or dying. One step at the back of, undercover within the underground, is Tania. Her infiltration of clandestine networks made up of previous know-how and new politics quickly transforms her into the hunted one, and offers her a shot at being the agent of genuine change—if she is prepared to renounce the explosive govt secrets and techniques she has sworn to guard.
As brother and sister traverse those huge and hazardous badlands, their paths will ultimately intersect at the entrance traces of a revolution whose fuse they're approximately to light.
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Tropic of Kansas: A Novel by Christopher Brown