Seed

Seed

Book - 2011
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It's the dawn of the 22nd century, and the world has fallen apart. Decades of war and resource depletion have toppled governments. The ecosystem has collapsed. A new dust bowl sweeps the American West. The United States has become a nation of migrants -starving masses of nomads who seek out a living in desert wastelands and encampments outside government seed-distribution warehouses.

In this new world, there is a new power. Satori is more than just a corporation, she is an intelligent, living city that grew out of the ruins of Denver. Satori bioengineers both the climate-resistant seed that feeds a hungry nation, and her own post-human genetic Designers, Advocates, and Laborers. What remains of the United States government now exists solely to distribute Satori seed; a defeated American military doles out bar-coded, single-use Satori seed to the nation's starving citizens.

When one of Satori's Designers goes rogue, Agent Sienna Doss-Ex-Army Ranger turned glorified bodyguard-is tasked by the government to bring her
in: The government wants to use the Designer to break Satori's stranglehold on seed production and reassert themselves as the center of power.

Sianna Doss's search for the Designer intersects with Brood and his younger brother Pollo - orphans scrapping by on the fringes of the wastelands. Pollo is abducted, because he is believed to suffer from Tet, a newly emergent disease, the victims of which are harvested by Satori.

As events spin out of control, Brood and Sienna Doss find themselves at the heart of Satori, where an explosive climax promises to reshape the future of the world.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Publisher: San Francisco : Night Shade Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781597803236
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm.

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JBarringer
Feb 04, 2016

Colorado author, some Spanish, very diverse characters. This is a great modern sci-fi novel that looks at a worst-case scenario for what Earth might look like in the future if genetic modifications of crops, livestock and humans continues along the lines of what is going on now. Denver is in ruins, and is host to a huge living city, a bizarre blob creature that houses the heart of Sartori, the company which has replaced Monsanto and controls practically all created life on the planet.

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Nords
Jul 09, 2012

Really cool book and interesting premise and world building. If you like the similar world that ship breaker/Windup Girl exist in by Paolo Bacigalupi, you'll like this book. Some good action scenes and interesting characters. The 'living city' concept was neat too. I found some of the characters not too flushed out and sometimes it is a bit hard to follow in parts but overall a good read for dystopian fiction fans.

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BlueMoonGirl
Dec 22, 2011

It took a bit to get in to Ziegler's writing style but once I did, the story took off. (Glad I didn't give up). Very interesting tale of an alternative future for planet Earth...

rosebud161 Nov 30, 2011

First rate science fiction. Not optomistic, but a gripping read.

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