The Sea and Summer

      George Turner

The Sea and Summer

Francis Conway is Swill - one of the millions in the year 2041 who must subsist on the inadequate charities of the state. Life, already difficult, is rapidly becoming impossible for Francis and others like him, as government corruption, official blindness and nature have conspired to turn Swill homes into watery tombs. And now the young boy must find a way to escape the approaching tide of disaster.

The Sea and Summer, published in the US as The Drowning Towers, is George Turner's masterful exploration of the effects of climate change in the not-too-distant future.

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best novel, 1988

Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)

John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)


"The best didactic novel since The Dispossessed." ~Joe Haldeman

"His most powerful novel... George Turner belongs to the world." ~Gene Wolfe

About the Author

George Turner (1916-1997) was an Australian writer and critic, best known for the science fiction novels written in the later part of his career. His mainstream novel The Cupboard Under the Stairs won the Miles Franklin Award.

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