By Robert Charles Wilson
From Robert Charles Wilson, the Hugo Award-winning writer of Spin, comes Julian Comstock, an exuberant experience in a post-climate-change America.
In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn usa is suffering again to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the autumn of the towns, after the fake Tribulation, after the times of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and 13 stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the nationwide capital in big apple. In Colorado Springs, the kingdom sees to the nation's non secular wishes. In Labrador, the military wages conflict at the Dutch. the United States, unified, is emerging as soon as again.
Then out of Labrador come stories of the battle hero "Captain Commongold." the hundreds stick with his adventures within the well known press. the military adores him. The President is...troubled. particularly while the speeding Captain seems to be his nephew Julian, son of the President's past due brother Bryce—a renowned normal who challenged the President's energy, and paid the final word price.
As Julian ascends to the head of energy, his admiration for the works of the Secular Ancients units him at deadly odds with the kingdom. Treachery and intrigue will puppy him as he closes in at the accomplishment of his lifelong ambition: to make a movie in regards to the lifetime of Charles Darwin.