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“The Drowned World is set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which the ice caps have melted and the planet is growing ever hotter. London is flooded; its buildings rise from steamy lagoons where once were Piccadilly Circus and Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square. You can think of it as a sort of cli-fi Heart of Darkness, with that slightly unhinged quality, and the intense heat, and this ominous ramping up of tension. As a vision of the future, it’s rather terrifying. But it’s rather beautiful too: this steamy, swampy London where alligators lurk in cloudy waters, and giant lizards roar at the sun.” Read more...
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