[sf-lug] The Great Bay, a short review.
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun Oct 27 13:04:09 PDT 2013
Yesterday finished the book "The Great Bay" subtitled
"Chronicles of the Collapse" and while it is not particularly inspired
it projects the results of the Global Warming forward for 16 thousand
years or thereabouts.
The author is Dale Pendell and the book won the 2010 Best Science
He tossed in a triple plague at the beginning of the story which
population of the world to about a 20th of the present levels. It has
maps which show the extent of the Great Bay which forms as the water
levels rise in the
Central Valley of California. He tells the stories of the survivors and
natives of the area in short chapters and the projection of the
results of the Warming and other incidents in somewhat longer more
Needless to say we have devastating earthquakes resulting in damage
which are irreparable due to the low levels of technology available.
16 thousand years later the next Ice Age is at hand and the waters
behind 30 meters of sediment to cover the cities of this technological age.
It is not really a fun read but it is nice to see someone who gets
the full story of what will be going on climatically. The human species
survives but only the Colleagues of the Therocene Studies have the
stories in their archives. During the
long decline written materials are only maintained in religious orders
of various sorts.
I found this book at the SFPL Main on Saturday morning. I finished
it that day so it is neither a very long or difficult book to read. I
was happy to find it as it agrees with my projections of the future
aside from the triple plagues which of course we
have always waiting in the wings especially with the decline in the
Oh and in the next 16 thousand years I would have expected
Yellowstone to erupt.
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