Monday, August 17, 2015

Blurb for ''THE HEATSTROKE LINE'' a new cli-fi novel by Edward L. Rubin

Blurb for ''THE HEATSTROKE LINE'' a new novel by Edward L. Rubin

​Alan Smithee says:​

​In the 25 fast-paced chapters, with a nice Epilogue that sums it all up,​ THE HEATROKE LINE -- roughly the old border line that separated the North from the South in the First USA Civil War in the 1860s -- tells a 75,000 word 'cli-fi' story set in the near future of about Year 2150 (some 150 years from now) and the story is sure to PLEASE and SURPRISE CANADIANS, Alaskans, and Americans living in the Lower 48 states.


The plot will keep you guessing, the epic military battles between CANADA and what is the story the former USA (now divided into three territories more or less CONTROLLED AND RULED by Canada) and the story will re-align the way you currently see geopolitics in North America even today.


The human story in the middle of all the fireworks (ah, nuclear bombs dropped over Alaska by Canadian airplanes) and the irritating to no end "biter bugs" will leave you squirming and even envision this debut novel as a future Hollywood thriller.


You thought THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW was wild? Wait until THE HEATSTROKE LINE hits the silver screen!


Until then, read the book -- ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A CANADIAN!


Excerpts about from the book, VERBATIM QUOTES:

''Matthew's relentless hatred of the Canadians. Of course. The lab was trying to breed cold-resistant biter bugs that could be let loose on Canada.'' - page 245


''Stuart said it took three years for them to transport all that Midwest topsoil from the former USA to Canada, even with those giant trains. Just think, three years of ripping the surface off seven states."

"Well, we did drop nuclear bombs on two of their largest Canadian cities," Dan replied.

"I thought both sides used nuclear weapons."

"Both did."


"This used to be the richest farmland on Earth," he said. "Until the Canadians raped it."


"Virtually no one who lived in the Confederacies east of Mississippi Bay survived the Canadian attack. ...The few who did somehow survive were sent back below the Heatstroke Line, which amounted to certain death [from heatstroke with 140 F days.]"

"The University of South Baffin Island gave Daniel Danten ....[the hero of the story, Danten being a reference perhaps to Dante's descent into Hell in the Italian story]....a permanent position in the biology department [to reward him for his service to CANADA is alerting the Canadian government to a nefarious plot to sick massive populations of deathly biter bugs on Canadians in circa 2150.]"

"Daniel Dante [the hero of the book] spent his time reading Dickens' HARD TIMES. As usual, he decided that Dickens got it right: even at the very beginning of the industrialization process, Dickens had forseen the disasters it would cause." {This is the climate change theme in the novel set in a near future of Year 2150}

"You can only live below the Heatstroke Line if you have air-conditioning,"one character says.

"We cannot survive in the Texas, Oklahoma or New Mexico area," says one survivor. "The problem is that there's no water. It's a lost cause."

"Most of the areas below the Heatstroke Line are unihabited these days," says another character on page 8.


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