NEWS ALERT TO CANADIAN MEDIA PRINT RADIO AND TV: Canada takes over Alaska and New England states and steals topsoil from American Midwest to Canada's newly temperate arctic regions in new cli-fi novel titled THE HEATSTROKE LINE, releasing Sept. 21
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When I spoke to my professor friend Edward L. Rubin earlier in the year about a cli-fi novel he was writing titled ''THE HEATSTROKE LINE'' -- as it was being written -- he told me an interesting story about the plot he had devised.
Might be of interest to our friends in the Canadian media and websites!
To make a long story short, Rubin told me just a few details which may or may not have made it into the final text:
"The story takes place at an unspecified time in the future when global warming has made much of the Earth uninhabitable. But the result isn’t some 'Mad Max' wasteland. Instead, the U.S., suffering from the heat, has broken apart into three small, weakened nations. They are dominated by Canada, which has taken over Alaska and New England and transported the topsoil from the American Midwest to Canada’s newly temperate arctic regions.
The American South is so hot that it is barely inhabitable, and is afflicted by savage, flesh-eating bugs that have developed as a result of the climate change.
It’s broken up into a group of diminutive principalities that are obsessed by unrealistic and distorted ideas about restoring American power.
The action involves an entomologist who is sent to the South by one of the three U.S. nations to deal with the bugs. He’s kidnapped and forced to work in a lab which is doing some mysterious research, and he then has various adventures among the crazed, vicious, and ultimately pathetic people in the South.
One of them is a strange young woman who has written a more typical post-apocalyptic novel about a world suffering from climate change, which the main character reads.
The first few chapters of her novel appear in the book, and highlight the contrast between this sort of fantasy and the “real” situation.
But it also gives the main character a clue about how to get himself rescued by the Canadians. I think I’ll have the Canadians destroy the remainder of the South in the process!!!''
To find out if author Edward Rubin did, in the end, as he edited the novel, ''have the Canadians destroy the remainder of the South in the process," you will have to read the book to find out.
But surely news media and reporters in Canada will be interested to know about this story arc in "The Heatstroke Line," coming soon from Sunbury Press on September 23, with a free give away of the novel on email pdf platform for interested readers worldwide IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW on their blog or tnis blog or Amazon's site.
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!