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Butterfly Wings over the North Pole

With a nifty way to augment the North Pole's albedo !

As the COP 26 is in full swing, when no leader can ignore anymore the damage already done to the planet, this book is already in its tenth year, for the French version. The
book also presents a fine solution that could save the fossil fuel industry: using the petroleum polymers to create a floating sheet of synthetic ‘ice’ to augment the North Pole’s albedo and reflect back the sun rays.

Ice Monarch cover

Butterfly wings over the Arctic

A human transplanted inside a giant monarch butterfly body roams an Earth scarred by climatic changes. He checks out pockets of survivors and reports for his industrial masters, who live in lavish palaces rolling over the Arctic synthetic ice. The cyborg monarch is undestructible, as long as he keep to the rarefied altitudes. But can he stay indifferent to the suffering going on under his wings?

A compelling ecological tale by multiple awards-winning Canadian SF author Michèle Laframboise.

A gripping and harrowing tale… rich in vivid, evocative details.”
–Maria Haskins

A well done tale.
–SFRevu

More about the story

The prospect of humanity in this story is grim: a land devastated by the wars linked to climate change, while the descendants of the big companies ride over the artificial ice of the North Pole, sheltered from the need, remote from dire the consequences the rest of humanity faces… But there is a faint hope for humanity.

“Ice Monarch” presents the sad landscapes seen by a human transformed into a giant butterfly, tempered with a touch of hope, that endures like a weed.

This climate dystopia received the Solaris Award 2010, and later the special Jury Prize for a Warming Up Galaxies magazine contest. The text was first published in 2010 in the Québec Solaris magazine, issue 175, and in Galaxies, issue number 18 on global warming. It was translated into Russian and published in Supernovia 45-46, then, in Abyss&Apex 67.

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