Reviews…

A tale of crisis and coping

Spoiler alert: If you are someone who likes to discover plot and storyline as you read, be aware that I discuss these topics in my review. Doing so should not detract from the experience of reading the novel as there is much to discover in it.

Russ Grayson
Dec 20, 2020 · 24 min read
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The future’s a weirder place than we thought it would be when we were little kids.…Cory Doctorow

A new literary subgenre

Robinson is the latest in a long line of sci-fi writers, going back to Judith Merril and Robert Heinlein in the 1960s, who argue that science fiction is the only genre that, one, treats seriously the complex effects of technological change on humanity, and two, confronts the ecological devastation of Earth by industrial capitalism…https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/kim-stanley-robinson-socialist-novelist

My review: a note

Not quite the conventional structure

The climate comes to Byron

The services crash

Planning for emergency

An emergent local economy: food and salvage

Gardening: for subsistence of fun?

The dilemma of friends and family

Village life

Security and health

The value of vaccination

It is 2036

Could we recover from collapse?

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PERMACULTURE 3.0

Ideas for and stories about a new version of the…

Russ Grayson

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I'm an independent online and photojournalist living on the Tasmanian coast after nine months on the road in a minivan.

PERMACULTURE 3.0

Ideas for and stories about a new version of the permaculture design system for new times

Russ Grayson

Written by

I'm an independent online and photojournalist living on the Tasmanian coast after nine months on the road in a minivan.

PERMACULTURE 3.0

Ideas for and stories about a new version of the permaculture design system for new times

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