Jan says, After reading so many great cli fi books recently, like The Deluge and Even If Everything Ends, I was drawn to this one because of its wonderful cover and its science fiction take on how humanity would respond to being sent to live without technology in an uninhabitable environment. A fascinating take on human behavior and creativity.
The world has fallen. Without warning, a mysterious and omnipotent force has claimed the planet for their own. There are no negotiations, no demands, no reasons given for their actions. All they have is a message: humanity has thirty days to reach the one place on Earth where they will be allowed to exist… Antarctica.
Cold People follows the perilous journeys of a handful of those who endure the frantic exodus to the most extreme environment on the planet. But their goal is not merely to survive the present. Because as they cling to life on the ice, the remnants of their past swept away, they must also confront the urgent challenge: can they change and evolve rapidly enough to ensure humanity’s future?
Can they build a new society in the sub-zero cold? Original and imaginative, as profoundly intimate as it is grand in scope, is a masterful and unforgettable epic.