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News from Gardenia (News from) free pdf When Gavin Meckler's light aircraft encounters a mysterious cloud near Didcot power station in Oxfordshire, and lands in a nearby field, he is bewildered to discover the power station is nowhere to be seen. In the eerily quiet landscape, a strangely silent tractor is making its way towards him. Gavin discovers he has landed two hundred years into the future, into a world that is wholly recognisable and yet utterly different. A gentle, peaceful, sustainable place where it is possible to travel from one side of the world to the other in a matter of minutes without burning fuel, and where everyone is a gardener because that's how they can be sure to eat. As Gavin learns about this new world and the society he becomes part of, he also begins to learn about himself. In 1978, Robert Llewellyn read a novel that profoundly changed his view of the world. News from Nowhere was written in 1890 by the utopian socialist, William Morris, a man now more famous for his wallpaper. In it, Morris attempted to imagine the Britain of the 1980s. Morris's benign fable couldn't have been further from the truth, but decades later, driven to distraction by the torrent of dystopian books and movies that show the world descending into chaos and destruction, Robert Llewellyn has decided to write his own version of Morris's novel. Like its Victorian predecessor, News from Gardenia a shows us a better future where we don't burn anything to make anything else and which isn't hovering on the brink of disaster- where aliens haven't invaded- where meteors haven't hit, and where zombies haven't taken over. In short, a world where we, eventually, get it right. Everything in News from Gardenia could happen. There is no technology described within that hasn't already seen the light of day. Llewellyn's future isn't perfect and may not be very likely, but it is entirely possible.

About Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn is a novelist, actor, screenwriter, comedian and TV presenter. He wrote his first novel at the age of twelve and published his first grown-up work of fiction, The Man on Platform 5, only thirty years later. He has written stories, books, plays, sketches, and stand-up comedy routines. He has appeared on British television regularly since 1987, including as Kryten in Red Dwarf, a presenter on Scrapheap Challenge and How Do They Do It?, and on the popular video podcasts Carpool and Fully Charged. He lives in Gloucestershire, where he drives an electric car and writes under a rack of solar panels.

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Author : Robert Llewellyn
Publisher : Unbound
Data Published : 23 March 2012
ISBN : 1908717122
EAN : 9781908717122
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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