By Kim Stanley Robinson
Publish yr note: First released March 1984
2047: For the small Pacific Coast group of San Onofre, existence within the aftermath of a devastating nuclear assault is an issue of survival, a daily fight to stick alive. yet younger Hank Fletcher goals of the realm that may were, and may but be--and goals of taking part in a very important position in America's rebirth.
Nebula Award Nominee (1985)
Locus Award for top First Novel (1985)
Philip ok. Dick Award for particular quotation (1985)
SF Chronicle Award Nominee for Novel (1985)
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Said Khashdrahr. “Oh. From taxes on the machines, and taxes on personal incomes. ” Doctor Halyard, a dutiful man with a bad conscience about the size of his expense accounts, went on explaining America, though he knew very little was getting through. He told the Shah that advances had been most profound in purely industrial communities, where the bulk of the population—as in Ilium—had made its living tending machines in one way or another. In New York City, for instance, there were many skills difficult or uneconomical to mechanize, and the advances hadn’t liberated as high a percentage of people from production.
Paul worked his way through the crowd, which was continuous with the clientele of the saloon, and got to within one rank of the bar. His back was against an old player piano. No one seemed to have recognized him. It would have been surprising if someone had, for, in line with policy, he kept pretty much to his own side of the river and never permitted his name or picture to appear in the Ilium Star-Tribune. Around the bar were old men, pensioners, too old for the Army or the Reeks and Wrecks. Each had before him a headless beer in a glass whose rim was opaqued by hours of slow, thoughtful sipping.
Not slaves,” said Halyard, chuckling patronizingly. “Citizens, employed by government. They have same rights as other citizens—free speech, freedom of worship, the right to vote. ” said the Shah, after Khashdrahr had translated. ” “Aha! ’ ” said Khashdrahr. “Oh. From taxes on the machines, and taxes on personal incomes. ” Doctor Halyard, a dutiful man with a bad conscience about the size of his expense accounts, went on explaining America, though he knew very little was getting through. He told the Shah that advances had been most profound in purely industrial communities, where the bulk of the population—as in Ilium—had made its living tending machines in one way or another.