The world is going crazy. In a not too distant future, climate change is slowly drowning coastal areas, Artificial Intelligence is running almost everything, and social media continues to rule people’s lives.
Waterline explores the choices our own and future generations might have to make in our increasingly complex society. It is a dramatic tale, laced with dark humour, about responsibility, self-determination and the search for love.
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Waterline by Chris Else
Author: Chris Else
Published: 31 October 2019
“Chris Else’s new novel fits neatly into the zeitgeist of current speculative fiction… Waterline is a page-turner. Else sets up jeopardy and danger within the first few pages… A thoughtful and entertaining work.”
Stephanie Johnson, Landfall Review Online
“You can be confident of certain things when you read a Chris Else story.
“It’ll be nuanced and thoughtful; it’ll challenge norms, in style and subject matter and it’ll show the trade skills of someone who’s made words his profession and passion for decades. The Wellington author’s ninth book of fiction shows all these qualities and is urgently topical as well…
“I’ve often thought that fiction makes a better messenger than non-fiction. Stories can persuade better than homilies. This rapid, relevant narrative of individual worth in a damaged world shows that nicely. I read to the end and forgot to do the dishes. It’s all Chris Else’s fault.”
David Hill, Weekend Herald