"Economic Stagnation" – that's what they used to call it. Now we know that a no-growth economy is really a steady state, a stable economy that secures the future by not using up resources, not overloading the planet with humans, focusing on equitable solutions and being realistic about costs. We see an economy like that on Varok in The Webs of Varok.
The steady state on Varok is based on the following economic views:
- Growth costs more than it's worth on a full planet. As resources get scarce and/or CO2 levels rise, growth makes more problems than it solves. . . .
Webs of Varok at ALA 2013
What a great time! Archives of Varok author Cary Neeper signed and gave away almost 50 copies of book II, The Webs of Varok, at the American Library Association meeting in Chicago on Sunday, June 30. Thanks to everyone who stopped by — and see you next year!
. . . its core themes about human efforts to achieve sustainability will resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds. . . . Highly recommended, as is author Cary Neeper's first book in the series, A Place Beyond Man.
—Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch, June 2013,
on the Fantasy/SciFi Shelf