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WATERMIND is a genre bender about characters, regional culture and science.
After winning the Philip K. Dick Award for futuristic SF, I wanted to tackle a present-day story. So I turned to eco-fiction.
I learned that, every day, the Mississippi carries 400,000 tons of technological litter from forty-one states and three Canadian provinces. From this soup, what emerges in my story is the WATERMIND.
The action unfolds at real sites, so after much reading, I explored Louisiana, talked to locals, climbed levees, listened to zydeco and tasted amazing foods.
WATERMIND is about mixing things up to make something new – like the language, music and recipes of the Delta – and the techno-trash.
Please visit www.mmbuckner.com for more about WATERMIND.
"WATERMIND is...a novel that works the interfaces between any number of genres, where the best modern fiction is now evolving." – Asimov's Science Fiction
Watermind / M.M. Buckner / Tor Books / Hardcover; 304 Pages
Price: $24.95 / ISBN: 978-0765320247 / Published: November, 2008
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