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- Print Length: 270 pages
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- Publisher: Founders House Publishing, LLC (6 Nov. 2012)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A323CPU
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No-one can say with any certainty what things will be like in 35, 70, or even 140 (!) years, but the premise of a world with little or no oil etc, which seems at least likely given the twin menaces of peak oil and climate change, ensures that things will of necessity be greatly changed. It behooves us all to think hard about such changes....
Most of the stories say little about the actual transition to the newer, resource-starved, generally hardscrabble worlds they depict, eliding descriptions with vague terms like The Fall, The Descent, The Collapse, etc. Little probably could be said; any such pre-history/prediction would be wildly speculative.
The authors are wise to focus instead on distinctive elements of their post-oil societies: the increasingly thankless and pointless task of allocating scarce energy resources, the need to accept that many chronic diseases simply cannot be treated when medical resources have reverted to 19th-C levels, and, most poignantly, an abiding desire (among some, anyway) to preserve past knowledge and culture, and/or to revive some of the more useful pre-collapse technologies, while firmly abjuring the past practices, characterized by flagrant waste of resources, that engendered the cataclysmic transition to a more primitive state.
No-one knows how bad things will get, or how things will get bad. Some possibilities are explored here. I found these disparate visions of the future to be mostly plausible.
The coherence of the stories are probably helped by Mr. Greers editing and if you haven't read his blog before I would highly recommend it. (It would also give you an idea of what you may find in the book).
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