New Atlantis

Lavie Tidhar
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New Atlantis


This story takes place on a future Earth where the sea has risen at least 150 metres (the Millennium Eye, with a height of 135m, is described as spinning slowly below the surface).

It's an interesting journey through a post-apocalyptic Earth where the human population has been greatly diminished and nature has re-asserted itself, with verdant blooms and foliage which have gradually broken down the architectural constructs left by humans.

The prose is lovely, and there are some interesting flashes of insight into future tech such as memory chips and robots/artificial intelligences which survive long after their creators are gone.

The ending is anticlimatic and a disappointment, but the journey makes this story worth reading.