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Sea Change

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New from the Nebula Award winning author of Beggars in Spain: A riveting climate-change technothriller of espionage, conspiracy, and stakes so high they could lead to the destruction of humanity itself.

“Kress wisely keeps her global catastrophe on a human scale, eschewing superheroic action for tense realism. This urgent, deeply satisfying story is as tenacious and inspiring as its heroine.”—Publishers Weekly

Operative Renata Black has an unusual problem: an ordinary self-driving house. But this particular house, which is causing a traffic snarl, also has the Org’s teal paint on the windowsill.

In 2022, GMOs were banned. A biopharmaceutical drug caused the Catastrophe: worldwide economic and agricultural collapse, and personal tragedy for lawyer Caroline Denton and her son. Ten years later, as Renata Black, she is a member of the Org, an underground group of scientists hunted by the feds. But the Org’s illegal research might just hold the key to rebuilding the worlds’ food supply.

Now there’s a mole in the Org, and Renata is the only one who can find out who it is. Will there be time to reveal the solutions that the world has not been willing to face?

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Sea Change is like liquid nitrogen ice cream - a chilling treat. Right next door to the future, filled with dark wit - a fine addition to Kress’s work." - Greg Bear

"A strong, striking look at a a possible future, and the courage that will allow us to survive it." - Laura Anne Gilman

"Nobody is better at destroying the world?see one of my favorite novellas, the multi-award-winning After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall?but here Nancy Kress dives into the science of genetically modified plants and shows us how we just may need them to save the planet. And this brilliant, thoughtful story is also a page-turner! I don’t know about you, but a thriller about a fear-mongering, anti-science government and the smart, brave people resisting it was exactly the story I needed right now." - Daryl Gregory

"This taut, suspenseful near-future ecothriller combines a frighteningly plausible ecological/economic collapse scenario with genuine human emotion. A winner!" - David D Levine

"Nancy Kress is one of the best science fiction writers working today." - Kim Stanley Robinson

"Kress brilliantly weaves together two halves of a bio-thriller about GMOs and climate change that blooms logically from our immediate past and into one possible catastrophic near future. What's even more impressive is how she warns us about the dangers of GMOs on one hand, and teaches us about their wonderous advantages on the other. It's science fiction and it's not science fiction, and that's what's scary about this novella. Highly recommended." - Patrick Swenson

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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Sea Change
Author(s): Nancy Kress
ISBN: 1-61696-331-X / 978-1-61696-331-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sea Change
Author(s): Nancy Kress
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU