Thursday, March 20, 2008


It's WORLD WATER DAY on March 22nd.

Can you imagine what it's like to live with
'Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink
? *

Well, have a look at the young water babies and bucket gangs here.

And enter the world of the floating village of Chong Khneas here.

And read what it's like to live in a flooded world here.

It's all so shockingly close to some of the things I've written as fiction: Tuck in his floating city in ZENITH; Wing and the urchins who paddle the toxic floods in salvaged junk, buckets and car bonnets in EXODUS.

But this is not an imagined scenario in some futuristic fiction - it's all happening right here, now, in our world.

*(Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

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EARTHSPACE is the best way I could think of to respond to the many, many questions from (mostly) young people who have read my epic story of a drowned world - EXODUS, ZENITH with AURORA to follow - and are left wondering about the future.

'I've read your books,' the emails and letters say, 'and I can't get the story out of my head. What can I do about the future?'

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