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Arctic Rising on NPR

Tobias Buckell’s new novel Arctic Rising received a great review from Alan Cheuse on NPR’s All Things Considered. He says, “If you count on good thrillers to be told in clear, engaging prose and made up of interesting psychology, state-of-the-art research and swiftly moving plots, you couldn’t be in a better place.”

Listen to the full review on NPR’s website.

About Arctic Rising: Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.

Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia Corp loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world. The nuclear weapon she has risked her life to find is the only thing that can stop Gaia Corp’s weapon after it falls into the wrong hands.

Don’t forget to check out one of Buckell’s recent stops on his blog tour!

  1. March 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I received an advance copy from Mr. Bucknell, and absolutely loved the book. My review is posted at Reading Reality (http://www.readingreality.net/2012/03/arctic-rising/)

    Terrific story. That future is so close, you can just about see it from here.

    Marlene Harris @ Reading Reality

  2. March 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Suggestion: for future reference maybe index the book tour by city instead of by bookstore name?

    And congratulations to Mr. Buckell on the review and the book that lives up to the praise.

  3. March 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Another good review. Need to get myself a copy soon enough.

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