Unlike much of the world, the Thai Kingdom had avoided inundation by the rising oceans. It had avoided pandemic decimation of crops and population. It had kept the global agri-corporations from accessing and either exploiting or destroying its vast and precious seed banks. It had taken drastic, isolationist steps to preserve itself while most of the rest of the world faltered into massive contraction and potential extinction.
The white shirts of the Environment Ministry enforced the official policy of the Child Queen’s regime, burning fields and villages if genetic blight or plague struck, conducting customs inspections of the expensive goods imported on dirigibles and confiscating and destroying even items supposedly protected by large bribes. And, “mulching” any windups they discovered.
May 14, 2010
В· Judi Clark В· 3 Comments
Tags: Climate Change, Dystopian, Future, Greed & Corruption, Gritty, Post-apocalyptic, robot В· Posted in: Hugo Award, Nebula Award Winner, Scifi, Speculative (Beyond Reality)
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