Sunday, August 28, 2011

Star's Reach

A Novel of the Deindustrial Future

John Michael Greer, Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America
~ John Michael Greer is a terrific writer of many books and two superb blogs. One is Star's Reach, a serialized story describing a future where climate change and the world's limited carrying capacity have necessitated a reversion to a neo-feudal society. "Set four centuries after the decline and fall of our civilization, it uses the tools of narrative fiction to explore the future our choices today are shaping for our descendants tomorrow." Unfortunately, he adds a chapter only once a month, but there are now 29 of them, so the story is well along. And well told; I've been following it from the beginning and look forward to each month's installment.

Also worth reading is the weekly Archdruid Report, where Greer provides a closely reasoned set of essays on technology, ecology and the future fate of civilization. Greer is also the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America; his writing is deeply thoughtful and very well worth a read.

No comments:

Post a Comment