lördag 28 januari 2012

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Genesis (The Rosie Black chronicles) av Lara Morgan
   Five hundred years into the future, the world is a different place. The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the “Centrals”; the have-nots, the “Bankers”; and the fringe dwellers, the “Ferals”.
   Rosie Black is a Banker. When Rosie finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery. A mysterious organisation wants it – and will kill to get it. 
   Forced to rely on two strangers, Rosie is on the run. But who can she trust? Pip, the too attractive Feral, or the secretive man he calls boss?
   From Earth to Mars, Rosie must learn the secrets of the box – before it’s too late.

Från jorden till Mars. Om inte det låter spännande så vet jag inte vad. Kul dessutom med en Australiensisk bok istället för en Amerikansk.

Ashfall av Mike Mullin 
   Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.
   Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.
   Det ska tydligen gå ungefär 600 000 år mellan utbrotten i supervulkanen i Yellowstone. Nu ar det gått några tusen år extra. Jag bode läsa Ashfall, om inte annat så för att förbereda mig... och för att den verkar bra
Awaken av Katie Kacvinsky
   Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.
   Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
   In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

Känns nästan lite läskigt likt vår egen tid. Hur många timmar spenderar vi inte framför datorn och pratar med våra kompisar med hjälp av facebook istället för att träffa dem i verkligheten?

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