CLIMATE OF CHANGE by Piers Anthony


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Anthony (Jumper Cable, 2009, etc.), best known for his popular Xanth fantasy novels, delivers the final volume in his historical-fiction Geodyssey series.

The author continues to tackle the story of the human race through the centuries—using a common set of characters with similar names and personalities. Here, characters named Hero, Crenelle, Rebel et al. deal with changes driven largely by natural forces, in a series of episodes set in vastly different places and eras. One of the more intriguing stories has a sci-fi bent, as we witness characters in Basque country in the year 2050, and the ways they deal with worldwide overpopulation and climate change. While Anthony’s very long view of history remains an intriguing concept, this volume is hampered by many of the same flaws that plagued other Geodyssey books: stilted dialogue, an obsession with sex and didactic historical information-dumping combined with soap-boxing.

For diehard fans only.

Pub Date: May 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7653-2353-8
Page count: 448pp
Publisher: Tor
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2010


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