Friday, July 20, 2012

Castoff World by Kay Kenyon

Set in a world ravaged by global warming and today's civilization gone we follow the story of Child and Grandpa living on a floating island of garbage.

The refuse is being transformed my nano-bots who Child calls NORA. They are adrift in the North Pacific gyre where Grandpa tells her about her past a prepares her to survive on her own.

Grandpa is dying.

This story is quite touching and sad but is forever laced with optimism for the future. A future imagined by Child.

I enjoyed this story on my patio on a sunny afternoon while enjoying a couple beers. I was very happy to look up from the story to see the green of my back yard.

The author's website is HERE.

Read about ocean gyres HERE

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