You all remember Tobias Buckell, right? He wrote some really awesome books and finally came onto the show for episode 3.0 after we begged him for years and years. We even sent him stuffed bears with his face on them to convince him to grace us with his presence…
Okay, so none of that is true (sadly), but he did come on the show all those episodes ago. If you haven’t listened to that episode, you probably should (because it’s awesome, obviously).
In any case, we finally have some news about Arctic Rising, his latest book. First, the back cover blurb:
Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic ice cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.
Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.
Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.
Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world.
Sounds interesting, right?
Now for the cover:
Cool beans on toast!
Needless to say, we’ll be in line to get the book, which hits shelves in Feb. 2012!