The People of the Ruins
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The People of the Ruins

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ISBN-13:
9781935869580
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
20.11.2012
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Edward Shanks
Gewicht:
204 g
Format:
190x126x20 mm
Serie:
Radium Age Science Fiction
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Trapped in a London laboratory during a worker uprising in 1924, ex-artillery officer and physics instructor Jeremy Tuft awakens 150 years later -- in a neo-medieval society whose inhabitants have forgotten how to build or operate machinery. Not only have his fellow Londoners forgotten most of what humankind used to know, before civilization collapsed, but they don't particularly care to re-learn any of it. Though he is at first disconcerted by the failure of his own era's smug doctrine of Progress, Tuft eventually decides that post-civilized life is simpler, more peaceful. That is, until northern English and Welsh tribes threaten London -- at which point he sets about reinventing weapons of mass destruction. Shanks's post-apocalyptic novel, a pessimistic satire on Wellsian techno-utopian novels, was first published in 1920.