Dystopian http://wamc.org en "On Such A Full Sea" By Chang-Rae Lee http://wamc.org/post/such-full-sea-chang-rae-lee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Novelist </span>Chang-rae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lee is known for his sober depictions of the world as we know it - family, immigration, war - and that makes his newest novel, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">On Such A Full Sea</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, something of a departure.</span></p><p>The new novel takes place in a chilling dystopia, a century or so beyond the present, where abandoned post-industrial cities like Baltimore have been converted into forced labor colonies and populated with immigrant workers. China is a distant, mythical memory.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82189 at http://wamc.org "On Such A Full Sea" By Chang-Rae Lee "Erase Me" by Margaret Atwood http://wamc.org/post/erase-me-margaret-atwood <p>Legendary author, <a href="http://www.margaretatwood.ca/">Margaret Atwood</a>, joins us to tell us about the e-book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQNQB5O/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00AQNQB5O">Erase Me: Positron, Episode Three</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00AQNQB5O" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> - Episode Three in the <em>Positron</em> Series. In the latest edge-of-your-seat episode of <em>Positron</em>, the dystopian comedy takes its darkest turn yet. Atwood’s story pits husband against wife and the human impulse to love against the animal instinct to survive.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55275 at http://wamc.org "Erase Me" by Margaret Atwood Gabrielle Zevin - Because It Is My Blood http://wamc.org/post/gabrielle-zevin-because-it-my-blood <p></p><p>In <a href="http://gabriellezevin.com/">Gabrielle </a><a href="http://gabriellezevin.com/">Zevin</a>’s dystopian Birthright Trilogy, we’re brought into a world where chocolate &amp; caffeine are illegal in America, and supplies are run by the mob. Anya Balenchine is at the heart of the controversy; as the rising matriarch of the mob family, she’s finally decided to accept the role, is determined to protect her siblings from the life.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:18:22 +0000 Katie Britton 49723 at http://wamc.org Gabrielle Zevin - Because It Is My Blood Kiera Cass - The Selection http://wamc.org/post/kiera-cass-selection <p>In author <a href="http://www.kieracass.com/">Kiera&nbsp;Cass</a>&#39; novel <em>The Selection</em>, it&rsquo;s 300 years in the future, and the 3<sup>rd</sup> world war has brought the United Stated crumbing to ground with a take-over by China. Yet there is hope, and all of North America has banned together to rebuild and govern the country. Illea is the country&rsquo;s name, and kings and queens are the rulers. Enter 17 year old America Singer. She and 35 other girls are competing to become the princess and Prince Maxon&rsquo;s hand in marriage. The twist? Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:30:28 +0000 Katie Britton 44272 at http://wamc.org Kiera Cass - The Selection Jennifer Bosworth - Struck http://wamc.org/post/jennifer-bosworth-struck <p>As we peel away the intricate layers of <a href="http://jenniferbosworth.com/">Jennifer </a><a href="http://jenniferbosworth.com/">Bosworth</a>&rsquo;s novel <em>Struck</em>, we&rsquo;re brought into a world that&rsquo;s not so black &amp; white. As meteorological events have begun to tear apart civilization, two cults have formed and both claim to be able to save the world. Stuck in the middle is Mia, both cults will stop at nothing to recruit her, and the red scars all over her body are even more enticing to the cults as they know how much power they hold.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:41:01 +0000 Katie Britton 43400 at http://wamc.org Jennifer Bosworth - Struck Veronica Roth - Insurgent http://wamc.org/post/veronica-roth-insurgent <p><a href="http://thedivergenttrilogy.com/">Veronica Roth</a>&rsquo;s debut novel <em>Divergent</em> created a lot of buzz, as she brought the reader into a dystopian world that was divided into five factions. The book left readers breathless as the battle for control began, and in her highly anticipated second part of the trilogy, <em>Insurgent</em>, we pick up from where the first left off. &nbsp;Katie Britton spoke with Roth about the series and the process of plotting out all three novels.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:59:35 +0000 Katie Britton 39775 at http://wamc.org Veronica Roth - Insurgent Veronica Rossi - Under the Never Sky http://wamc.org/post/veronica-rossi-under-never-sky <p>It&#39;s the pod people vs. the savages in a race to survive a world riddled with aether storms.</p><p>In Veronica Rossi&rsquo;s <em>Under the Never Sky</em>, our heroine Aria finds out how humanity subtlety mutated in order to survive, and how technology may be a part of her life, but perhaps to the detriment of her existence.</p><p><a href="http://veronica-rossi.blogspot.com/">Veronica Rossi&#39;s Website</a></p><p>Music: Adele - Rolling in the Deep</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:29:34 +0000 Katie Britton 36119 at http://wamc.org Veronica Rossi - Under the Never Sky Ann Aguirre - Enclave http://wamc.org/post/ann-aguirre-enclave <p>There&#39;s a battle going on, and it&#39;s taking place both above and below ground. In Ann Aguirre&#39;s book, <em>Enclave</em>, Deuce and Fade are forced topside after they are banished from their underground community. But times have changed. What was once a bustling, technologically advanced city has turned into a disaster zone, and forced survivors underground. No one knows if it&#39;s viable topside, and we soon find out not all of the information has been disclosed. Katie recently spoke with Aguirre about the book, and how its inspiration came from a fairy tale from the 1800s.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:14:16 +0000 Katie Britton 35444 at http://wamc.org Ann Aguirre - Enclave Ally Condie - Crossed http://wamc.org/post/ally-condie-crossed <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534fd8ac67844-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534fd8ac67844-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534fd8ac67844-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-993676.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albany, NY – Katie Britton speaks with Ally Condie about her new book, <em>Crossed</em>.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:48:54 +0000 Katie Britton 32084 at http://wamc.org Ally Condie - Crossed