The Carol of the Reactors
Exacting a terrible price, the nuclear apocalypse divided humankind into two - The Mutated. And the Untainted. As child counselors for the United Nations, Josh & Kilia are tasked with telling this horrible truth to tween-agers. Yet forced to lie about their own feelings for each other.
Despite the UN’s best efforts, life is harsh for Mutants in the Quarantine Zone. And an underground resistance has sprung to life. Untainted humans living in the safety and comfort of a terrarium, most of them migrant volunteers, remain blissfully unaware of things to come.
Under the watchful eyes of the Chief Administrator, life at the UN mission in Diablo Valley unfolds in mundane quietude. But then, the universe begins to conspire.
The Carol of the Reactors pays homage to counterculture blending scifi, suspense and romance in the dystopia of an alternate reality.
Laced with philosophy, pop-culture, real world contemporary and historical references, this novel speculates on the future of humanity in the face of climate change, our dependence on technology and the fears that accompany it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
|Vishal Suchak is a former advertising professional with a career spanning Mumbai, New York and Jakarta. A writer, an INTJ and a minimalist - his love for words began with writing copy over a decade long career in communication.|