New reprints of classic dystopian novels show that a bleak view of our future has enduring appeal. Seattle Public Library librarian David Wright rounds up titles by George Turner, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Russell Hoban and John Wyndham.
Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and -- in a potential break for the search -- mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.
Conditions: Roadway bare and dry, wet in places. Monday through Thursday during daylight hours prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns both directions from milepost 56 Gold Creek to milepost 61 Price Creek. Monday through Friday nights traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions.