Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Dystopian novel "American War" seems more plausible now given tribalism (Vox interview)
Sean Illing of Vox interviews the Canadian-Egyptian author Omar El Akkad, of “American War”, set in 2075.
This sounds like a more gradual dystopian future. Some southern states have seceded and some of the American southwest has been retroceded to Mexico. Coastal cities have been buried by sea level rise, and a third of the country has been killed by bioterror (maybe North Korea). Drones target citizens.
The novel describes how a girl Sarat falls into tribal extremism.