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ISBN13: 9780765319210
ISBN10: 0765319217
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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. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth's surface. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself — but in doing so, they have created a super-weapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. Shes 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 the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.

Review:

"Working from actual U.S. Navy reports, bestseller Buckell (Halo: The Cole Protocol) produces an intimate techno-thriller about an ecological showdown in an ice-free Arctic. Anika Duncan, a U.N. airship pilot, records a radiation signal and is thrust into the hunt for a stolen nuclear weapon. Suspecting a traitor within her own agency, she turns to her contacts inside the Arctic underworld to discover who is introducing tiny airborne mirrors into the polar atmosphere. Weaving among mercenaries, freelance moviemakers, elite military, and megalomaniacal environmentalists, Anika is forced to decide in a hands-on fashion about the ethics of torture and the moral philosophy of geo-engineering. The story moves swiftly and Anika's inner conflicts are keenly drawn, even as Buckell raises the stakes unbelievably high. Eyebrows may also be raised unbelievably high at the libertarian free-trade ice island at the North Pole, but as a character points out, it does give a nice new meaning for 'breakaway republics.' Agent: JABberwocky Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Tobias Buckell is stretching the horizons of science fiction and giving readers a hell of a lot of swashbuckling fun in the bargain." John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man's War

Review:

"Buckell delivers double helpings of action and violence in a plot-driven story worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster." Publishers Weekly on Sly Mongoose

Review:

"Buckells world-building, full of strong Aztec and Caribbean elements, is spectacular; the story, finely tuned and engrossing." Booklist on Sly Mongoose

Review:

"Zombies. Interplanetary battles. Alien races. A hero that can destroy a city in a single bounce. Whats not to love? Light enough for a beach read, smart enough for bedside, this novel can be enjoyed on multiple levels." RT Book Reviews on Sly Mongoose

Review:

"Buckell represents an important force behind the genres change. Buckells work deals with complex racial issues in a way worthy of the self-proclaimed 'literature of ideas: head-on, with no visible flinching, while still managing to give its readers a rollicking good time." The Seattle Times

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell shows us a chilling future in Arctic Rising.

The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they may have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen. Anika Duncan, a pilot for the United Nations Polar Guard, finds herself caught up in a plot by military agencies and corporations who want the Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia loses control of its superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world.

Synopsis:

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. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth's surface. 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. Shes 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 the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.

About the Author

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Halo: The Cole Protocol.

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Tim Lewis, February 29, 2012 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
Arctic Rising is non-stop action with obvious nods to James Bond. Each of the characters have a voice of their own, and their interactions are believable and at times very visceral. While it seems impossible, the solution for fighting climate change was something new and curious, especially on the scale that Buckell puts forth here. With its obvious environmental commentary, Arctic Rising was also fairly preachy in quite a few other topics, including global warming, politics, sexual orientation, and morality issues. Not only that, but it seems right around halfway through the book that the vulgarity was ramped up for no good reason, especially with swearing and sexual language. I also didn’t care for the description that was printed on the book itself because it simply gives too much away. Don’t put spoilers on the book!

In spite of the preachy messages in Arctic Rising, many with which I disagree, I still found myself enjoying the overall story. It should tell you something about the quality of the writing when someone who isn’t on board with the premise can still buy into the scientific speculation and recourse. I found Arctic Rising to be fast-paced, imaginative, and a surprising combination of action thriller and science fiction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765319210
Author:
Buckell, Tobias S
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Author:
Buckell, Tobias S.
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20121224
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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Product details 352 pages Tor Books - English 9780765319210 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Working from actual U.S. Navy reports, bestseller Buckell (Halo: The Cole Protocol) produces an intimate techno-thriller about an ecological showdown in an ice-free Arctic. Anika Duncan, a U.N. airship pilot, records a radiation signal and is thrust into the hunt for a stolen nuclear weapon. Suspecting a traitor within her own agency, she turns to her contacts inside the Arctic underworld to discover who is introducing tiny airborne mirrors into the polar atmosphere. Weaving among mercenaries, freelance moviemakers, elite military, and megalomaniacal environmentalists, Anika is forced to decide in a hands-on fashion about the ethics of torture and the moral philosophy of geo-engineering. The story moves swiftly and Anika's inner conflicts are keenly drawn, even as Buckell raises the stakes unbelievably high. Eyebrows may also be raised unbelievably high at the libertarian free-trade ice island at the North Pole, but as a character points out, it does give a nice new meaning for 'breakaway republics.' Agent: JABberwocky Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Tobias Buckell is stretching the horizons of science fiction and giving readers a hell of a lot of swashbuckling fun in the bargain." John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man's War
"Review" by , "Buckell delivers double helpings of action and violence in a plot-driven story worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster." Publishers Weekly on Sly Mongoose
"Review" by , "Buckells world-building, full of strong Aztec and Caribbean elements, is spectacular; the story, finely tuned and engrossing." Booklist on Sly Mongoose
"Review" by , "Zombies. Interplanetary battles. Alien races. A hero that can destroy a city in a single bounce. Whats not to love? Light enough for a beach read, smart enough for bedside, this novel can be enjoyed on multiple levels."
"Review" by , "Buckell represents an important force behind the genres change. Buckells work deals with complex racial issues in a way worthy of the self-proclaimed 'literature of ideas: head-on, with no visible flinching, while still managing to give its readers a rollicking good time."
"Synopsis" by , New York Times bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell shows us a chilling future in Arctic Rising.

The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they may have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen. Anika Duncan, a pilot for the United Nations Polar Guard, finds herself caught up in a plot by military agencies and corporations who want the Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia loses control of its superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world.

"Synopsis" by ,

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. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth's surface. 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. Shes 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 the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.

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