Meld Resistance is the first book in the Gardenpunk series. Gardenpunk describes a post-apocalyptic vision of urban salvage and community-driven self-sufficiency. It is the sense that the future has already begun in the crumbling, broken-down spaces flourishing with a profusion of stubborn, unmanaged life. Against the backdrop of extreme problems such as climate change that seem to require complex...
Series: The Gardenpunk Chronicles
Paperback: 452 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 26, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3851598
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Original, well-paced, and above all deeply insightful.Instead of the usual post-apocalyptic stereotypes, MacAllister's GardenPunk novel builds on deeply-felt (and deftly-handled) affinities for the survivors and thrivers of urban society today: chur...
d, technocratic solutions, gardenpunk is the spirit of radical freedom and defiant simplicity that refuses top-down mandates. In a future where our species' survival is no longer ensured, gardenpunk is the wild boiling-over of life. * www.gardenpunknovel.com * Community organizer and gardener Iona's comrade has gone missing in a post-America landscape of salvaged solar panels and urban gardens. In the near future, national governments and major multinational corporations have merged into a world government known as the Meld Authority to combat imminent disaster due to climate change. To manage noncompliant citizens and the lifestyle expectations caused by generations of unsustainable capitalism, an airborne pacifying drug experience called the Meld compels cooperation with the global program of reduction in the global carbon footprint. Those who submit are given all they need: subsistence, rations, group housing, free transit, leisure, access to Internet, freedom of expression, meaningful work. But those on the outskirts, like Iona, remain wary of what they perceive as forced mind control. While seeking the truth behind her friend's disappearance, she becomes embroiled in gang warfare, political insurgency, and other community struggles that fill the void left by corporations and the state. Meanwhile, the Meld is expanding into Iona's neighborhood, driven by gamified logic to save humankind from its self-destructive potential. Resistance to the Meld has already begun, and Iona must stand in support of her friends, her values and her community, no matter what consequences befall her along the way. * Greg Alden writes of Meld Resistance, "The story transcends duality, in that there are not 'good guys' or 'bad guys,' but there is still a story. In fact, the book is non-stop action from the first chapter to the end. An action-packed story needs conflict. But in Meld Resistance, the conflict comes from two different paths towards the same goal. This is not the same old plot formula with embellished details; this is a new plot structure. I highly recommend the read."