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By Albert Brooks

ISBN-10: 0312583729

ISBN-13: 9780312583729

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Is this what’s in store?

June 12, 2030 began like every different day in memory—and via then, thoughts have been long.  considering that melanoma have been cured fifteen years ahead of, America’s inhabitants used to be getting older rapidly.  That feels like excellent news, yet reflect on this: thousands of child boomers, with a huge common predator picked off, have been sucking dry merits and assets that have been by no means intended to carry them into their eighties and beyond.  teens round the state simmered with resentment towards “the olds” and anger on the treadmill they can by no means get off of simply to preserve their parents’ entitlement programs.

But on that June twelfth, every little thing replaced: a big earthquake devastated l. a., and the govt, consistently teetering at the fringe of financial disaster, used to be not able to respond. 

The fallout from the earthquake units in movement a sweeping novel of principles that pits nationwide wish for the longer term opposed to assurances from the earlier and is peopled by way of a memorable solid of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all suffering to discover their way.  In 2030, the author’s all-too-believable imagining of the place today’s demanding situations may lead us day after today makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.

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The torn corpse was barely recognizable as human. Cole glanced up at the skyline of San Francisco, expecting it to buckle and collapse. The city stood as stolidly as ever. So mourning was silly. Cole looked at the reflecting red-velvet pool of blood hastily stretching its wet fingers to the curb. The two sedans were just turning the corner. Cole knew then, seeing the purposeful flowing of City’s blood toward the street, that the vigilantes would never make it. 57 Catz knew it too and she laughed out loud.

He took off his apron and tossed it on the floor. He was done with it for the night. A cocktail waitress spoke to City. ” City nodded and followed her through the forest of plasheen coats and convictskin leggings, toward table five where sat a blank-faced group of voguers waiting, hoping desperately for a laugh. They were dressed in translucent woven-plastic suits with hems tricked out in soft blue and red neon. City was forty feet from the four voguers; as Cole watched, City was momentarily lost in the crowd.

The sedan pointing toward City backed into the street all the way to the opposite curb, jounced on its shocks, spun its wheels and surged forward. It struck City head-on. The car bucked and bounced back, engine whining. City was standing. But he shook his head as if to clear it. Blood flowed from beneath his pant-cuffs onto his shoes, and from the corner of his open mouth. The ululating siren took on a gurgling undertone but did not falter. The prostitutes took advantage of the vigilantes’ distraction.

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