Plasticity Island

The Water Wars

Fiction - Science Fiction
298 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2016
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Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite

Plasticity Island: The Water Wars by Warren Roberts begins with (for me) a near perfect hook line: “Ouch! I just got my ass ripped by the President of the United States.” Thus begins an exciting story set in the near future (although many of the details that support the primary plot line are visible today) where climate change has brought about a sharp decline of fresh water and plastic waste dominates huge swathes of the Pacific Ocean. Lead protagonist Brent Brodie has designed and built a plastic island that simultaneously dissolves the plastic waste covering the ocean and produces fresh drinking water. As one would expect, an invention of this kind would attract large doses of envy and attack. Chinese pirates and a Mexican drug cartel vie for a controlling interest in Brodie’s project and Brodie is hard pressed to hold off and/or stop their widely varied styles of a takeover.

Mr. Roberts knows his subject matter. He delivers technical details on the capabilities and potential of the self-sustaining, portable island, interspersed with action and drama with great skill. While all of the characters are interesting, well defined and fitted to their places in the story line, Brodie stands out. Not only does this character have physical and mental abnormalities with which he struggles, he constantly maintains an air of responsibility, engagement and, when necessary, aggressive force to stop the takeover or destruction of his invention that could well hold the key to the world’s survival. Plasticity Island is a well-told story of a dystopian future, firmly rooted in today’s realities. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to all readers of dystopian science fiction.

Lex Allen

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