Colonization is the theme of this exciting, complex page-turner that provides a provocative and entertaining look at Thoreau's classic eco-text Walden. Eccentric billionaire Jack Winter has bought the planet Beekman's Pea, renamed it Walden, and created a utopia in which members renounce the technologies of human civilization. Marginalized by these newcomers, the planet's original inhabitants are resisting the colony's dominance by setting fires to Walden's artificial ecology. A member of Walden, Prosper Gregory Leung is a veteran firefighter who believes in protecting Winter's utopian vision, but when he is wounded, he begins to learn of the terrible price that the people of Walden are paying for their paradise. Interwoven with themes of environmental responsibility, political struggle, and courage, this adventure novel nimbly combines political and social relevance with a flawless and gripping narrative from a veteran science fiction author.



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Used availability for James Patrick Kelly's Burn

Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Burn
Author(s): James Patrick Kelly
ISBN: 1-892391-27-9 / 978-1-892391-27-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Burn
Author(s): James Patrick Kelly
ISBN: 1-974519-14-7 / 978-1-974519-14-9
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Burn
Author(s): James Patrick Kelly
Publisher: Particle Books
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