Monday, August 12, 2013

Guy Salvidge finalizes his Australian apocalypse

All my author e-associates -a shady group of apocalyptic folks if there ever was one- are busy.  Guy Salvidge has finally released the sequel to his Yellow Cake Spring novel that we reviewed many moons ago.  It's only planned to be a two-parter, so this it: Yellow Cake Summer (Amazon, Kindle,  no Amazon UK yet that I could find).
Note, in Australia they call our winter months "summer" because that is when it is hot down there.  So, being a novel set in Australia, it will be set in a time period when we are all cold up North here. I am not sure why I find this relevant, other than a possible concern for how Santa Claus handles these issues.
The first book, Yellow Cake Spring was unusual in that some of the more worrisome portions of it weren't even the apocalyptic portions of it, but the dystopian portions that occurred within the small groups of people who were still able to live the dream of the Western life style.  This novel appears to be continuing the trend:
Drought. Heatwave. Environmental ruin… Rion Saunders is forced to return to the ‘Belt and his hometown of East Hills as a Police Force draftee. Released from custody, Sylvia Baron must play a double game infiltrating the shadowy Misanthropos. The organisation’s founder, Sylvia’s ex-husband David, is on death row, while Jeremy Peters, Yellowcake Springs’ newest Director of Security, tries to keep a protest from spiralling out of control. Do the answers lie in Controlled Waking State, CIQ Sinocorp’s newest stratagem to subdue a restless population? Yellowcake Summer concludes the exciting story begun in Yellowcake Springs.

As I noted earlier, I am way behind on my reading schedule, but I'll have to see what I can do.  I do like the cover.  Sort of the Drowning Towers in reverse.


PioneerPreppy said...

My readings always suffer in the Summer as well.

guysalvidge said...

Christmas lunch tends to provide a quandary in this part of the world, Russell. Do you eat traditional, ie European winter fare, or something more appropriate for the extreme heat? Me, I like a crab salad or something similar for Xmas.

And you're right about the 'other dystopian elements'. In this world, the apocalypse has already happened (by our standards) and yet people continue blithely on, much as WE continue blithely on despite events that our forebears might have considered apocalyptic.

russell1200 said...

Pioneer: I have also been reading more non-fiction.

Guy Salvidge: Crab Salad for a hot Christmas morning. LOL

Yes, it's a sad situation when it happens to others - although one always suspects they are at least in part at fault for their situation. Its an apocalypse when it happens to us.