By Cary Neeper, Archives of Varok
Author Cary Neeper has written a science fiction novel which explores the idea of how a steady-state economy might work in practice. She has compiled a few excerpts from the book into a post for Resilience.org which highlight some of the issues that are involved in maintaining such a society. The second novel in the Archives of Varok series, this young-adult/adult science fiction title travels with Tandra's family as they leave a stressed twenty-first century Earth for the ancient sustainable culture of Varok, a veiled moon of Jupiter. But a genius with a hidden talent has set her eye on Varok's wealth—and Tandra's soul mate. Tandra, Conn and Orram must find new solutions to secure a stable future for their home and family.