Arrived in St. Louis in 2015; loves it all except for that weird stuff you call cheese. Will read almost anything, especially if it has nice typesetting.
After some disaster has reduced humanity to a small number of survivors, the animals debate whether to kill all the remaining humans. A short, funny, and wry fable.
To be honest, it took me a while to get into this and I made several false starts before getting through it, but it was more than worth finishing. It's a triumph of imagination and worldbuilding, seemingly taking a rather grim and cyncial view of politics but also presenting a soaring vision of how human consciousness can be enhanced and expanded.
An ambitious work of both mythic fantasy and ecofuturistic sci-fi. This book has fascinating, and sometimes genuinely disturbing, things to say about nature and our place in it, environmentalism and climate change, genetic engineering, and the art of orchard growing. I'm still figuring out what to make of this book, but for someone who loves apples and speculative fiction as much as I do, it's essential reading for the fall.