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Ecotopia Emerging Paperback – Jan 1 2004
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No one I've given this book to has been able to put it down. -- Renewal
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secession of the Pacific Northwest from the
United States. The book interweaves the
lives of several people: a young inventor
of a new solar cell who decides to put her
invention in the public domain rather than
market it; a politician who breaks from
establishment politics to form a new ecological
political party; and several grassroots environmental
activists. As their lives progress their
activities lead up to the formation of the new
nation which was the topic of Callenbach's
previous novel, _Ecotopia_. If you enjoyed
that book, this one is a must read as well.
If you haven't read it and want to know what
the fuss is about, I would recommend that
you read _Ecotopia Emerging_ first and then
read _Ecotopia_. An excellent book on several levels.
Surely the road to heaven doesn't have to be paved with bad intentions; Ecotopia Emerging shows a way. This "prequel" is about the period of formation of Ecotopia, but in this revised version, the new nation manages to find its way without blood being shed, or severing communications with the rest of the United States.
In addition, Ecotopia Emerging is an engaging tale in its own right, particular its telling of the coming of age of the main character, Lou Swift. It would be worth reading even without the message - a rare accomplishment for a utopian novel.
To call this ridiculous garbage naive is an understatement. Callenbach presents every discredited socialist dream of the past century, with a straight face, as panaceas to the 'dangers' eco-nazis fret about o' nights. The rest of us should be worrying about the eco-nazis...
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Callenbach's book does not come without flaws, but it was a fun read, with many practical ideas about constructing an ecologically friendly world. Read morePublished on April 24 2002 by J.W.K
On a chilly winter night in 1983, I read 'Ecotopia Emerging.' The book disappeared from the newsstands soon after, and our world passed that probability-node fifteen years ago, but... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2000 by HSSKCHAI@prodigy.net
Let's face it. Ernest Callenbach can't write his way out of a paper bag. That said, this book is still very much worth reading. Our world is spinning out of control. Read morePublished on April 19 1999