The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner. Or, the future is now.

The Sheep Look Up

February 2015
Recommended for disbelievers in the need for the EPA
 ★   

I think I might DNF this one.

Honestly, I feel like I’m reading the newspaper and the Sierra Club’s journal on a particularly bad day. Knowing that this was written forty years ago makes it even worse; you mean we knew these problems were coming and still didn’t fix them? We start with gas masks in L.A. (hello, China),
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pesticide resistant bugs eating modified crops (hello, Monsanto and Round-Up),
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water unsafe for swimming or drinking (hello, red algae blooms and oil spills)
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walled enclaves and armed guards (hello, rich gated communities everywhere)

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testing for lead and arsenic poisoning (sigh, still)

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and I just had enough. In this case, the one star rating is truly a reflection of the “I didn’t like it” school of rating, not authorial skill.

Maybe I’ll try it again when I’m feeling super–happy-sunshiney-rainbows.

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