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By M. K. Wren
Within the twenty first Century, civilization is crumbling below the weight of overpopulation, monetary chaos, petty wars, a bad pandemic, and eventually, a nuclear struggle that necessarily leads to a perilous nuclear winter.
On the Oregon Coast, girls, author Mary wish and painter Rachel Morrow, scratch out a minimum life as farmers. In what little time is out there to them, they embark at the venture that they wish will provide the present of information to destiny generations of survivors—the protection of the books: these on hand from their very own collections and any they locate at within reach deserted houses.
For years, Mary and Rachel are chuffed to exertions at this activity of their solitude, yet an afternoon comes after they stumble upon a tender guy who comes from a gaggle of survivors at the southern coast. They name their group the Ark. a really hopeful assembly, it could look, until eventually Rachel and Mary observe that the Arkites think in just one book—the Judeo-Christian bible—and regard all different books as blasphemous.
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He is prodding himself, testing reflexes, investigating, tasting, and vindicating. How? Collective unconscious possessed and transmuted a man. ” “You’re being enigmatic just to torment me. ’” It was the heart of Saturday night. The crowds were bent on private destinations and they saw only those destinations in their minds’ eyes, and not much else; destinations like carrots before donkeys. So they didn’t notice that though City radiated disco, he carried no radio or tape deck. In the distance the severe lineaments of the street converged in a patina of glamorous scales, refractions of neon lights, headlights, streetlights, and metal; glints diffused through a cloud of cigarette smoke, steam from manholes, and carbon monoxide.
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A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren