Selections from "The new color"
|dc.contributor.author||Allen, Micah Q.|
|dc.description||Thesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2017||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||At this point in human history, those with the power to make decisions that effect the planetary climate often seem to be acting against the long-term survival of most humans. Given that globalized capitalism is more or less the law of the land, a situation wherein drinkable water and breathable air are acquired solely through transactional means is no longer inconceivable. At the same time, the promotion of technology as a distraction — either from humanity's imminent demise, or from the opportunism of those who would stop at nothing to retain power — becomes more and more pervasive. This thesis is roughly one-half of a pre-apocalyptic novel-in-progress entitled The New Color, which attempts to imagine a world in which the above scenario has already come to pass, and explores the effects that such a world might have on the individuals living in it. The plot can be most succinctly described as a simple love story that orients around the discovery of a new color. Three characters share the narrative point of view; these characters' individual arcs intersect within the larger narrative in ways both tangential and direct. I have done my best to balance the genre influences of speculative and/or dystopian fiction by creating and writing characters whose behavior and points of view are as psychologically realistic as those found in so-called "literary fiction," even if the situations and settings in which they find themselves have been exaggerated for rhetorical effect.||en_US|
|dc.description.tableofcontents||The part about Cayleb: "Morning in USA+" -- The part about Ben: "Nothing to fear, nothing to hide" -- The part about Cayleb: "Doctor's orders" -- The part about Alice: "Mistake" -- The part about Ben: "Rise and shine."||en_US|
|dc.title||Selections from "The new color"||en_US|
|dc.identifier.department||Department of English||en_US|