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Burn (2006) [Novella]
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Colonization is the theme of this exciting, complex page-turner that provides a provocative and entertaining look at Thoreau's classic eco-text Walden. Eccentric billionaire Jack Winter has bought the planet Beekman's Pea, renamed it Walden, and created a utopia in which members renounce the technologies of human civilization. Marginalized by these newcomers, the planet's original inhabitants are resisting the colony's dominance by setting fires to Walden's artificial ecology. A member of Walden, Prosper Gregory Leung is a veteran firefighter who believes in protecting Winter's utopian vision, but when he is wounded, he begins to learn of the terrible price that the people of Walden are paying for their paradise. Interwoven with themes of environmental responsibility, political struggle, and courage, this adventure novel nimbly combines political and social relevance with a flawless and gripping narrative from a veteran science fiction author.

Original title: Burn
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionPlanets & Societies

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Mammoth Book of Best New SF 19, the (2006) [Anthology]
      Authors: David Gerrold , Bruce Sterling , Ken MacLeod , Stephen Baxter , Joe Haldeman , Vonda N. McIntyre , Robert Reed , Michael Swanwick , Harry Turtledove , Alastair Reynolds , Gene Wolfe , Ian McDonald , James Patrick Kelly , Neal Asher , Mary Rosenblum , William Sanders , Liz Williams , Gwyneth Jones , Steven Popkes , Elizabeth Bear , Chris Beckett , Derryl Murphy , Peter Watts , Paolo Bacigalupi , David Moles , Dominic Green

Edition #1: Burn

Burn (2006)
Awards: Nebula: Novella (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Burn (2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1892391279
Pages: 120

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