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Downdrift

Johanna Drucker

Downdrift

an eco-fiction

by Johanna Drucker

  • 64 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature stories

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohanna Drucker
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3554.R68 D69 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination285 pages
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26953709M
    ISBN 101941110614
    ISBN 109781941110614
    LC Control Number2017960406
    OCLC/WorldCa1012775967

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Johanna Drucker’s Downdrift is the first (and probably only) book I’ve ever read that was narrated by a microorganism. Funny enough, this isn’t the strangest thing about the novel. This novel imagines a world in which animals, from lions and house cats to mice and badgers to flies, start to behave like humans/5.

Johanna Drucker's DownDrift is such a book Downdrift insightfully and rigorously explores questions of consciousness, processes of biological evolution, and the transformative impact of shifts in communication on society.

Sound familiar. Downdrift is about our time, now, as human beings, navigating extreme turbulence and destabilized 5/5(1). Narrated by an Archaeon, a billion year old species, the oldest on earth, Downdrift is a work of speculative eco-fiction that describes the impact of ecological pressures on animals that are adopting human behaviors, with droll and sometimes alarming, results.

The book follows a year of. DownDrift parallels (and implicitly references) the other book Johanna Drucker published ina thin theoretical volume mysteriously-entitled: The General Theory of Social Relativity.

Both books speculate about the quirky influence of quantum sociality. The most interesting aspect of the book is how the history of Navarre Beach is woven into the tale. This information is not overdone; instead, it is dispersed with an expert hand and solidifies a feeling of authenticity.

A pleasure to read, Tumbling in the Downdrift would make a fine addition to your book selection for enjoying on the beach/5(8). Narrated by an Archaea, a billion year old species, the oldest on earth, Downdrift is a work of speculative eco-fiction that describes the impact of ecological pressures on animals that are adopting human behaviors, with droll and sometimes alarming, book follows a year of changes and the travels of a housecat and a lion who are inexplicably driven towards a rendezvous.

In phonetics, downdrift (also known as 'automatic downstep') is the cumulative lowering of pitch in the course of a sentence due to interactions among tones in a tonal usual cause of downdrift is when the tones in three successive syllables are H L H.

In this case the second high tone tends to be lower than the first. DOWNDRIFT (The Merworld Water Wars Book 4) - Kindle edition by Shields, Sutton. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading DOWNDRIFT (The Merworld Water Wars Book 4).5/5(3).

Click to read more about Downdrift: A Novel by Johanna Drucker. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(8). Kangaroos, foxes, dolphins, and many other animals take on human characteristics, behaviors, and foibles in this inventive debut novel by Drucker (Fabulas Feminae,etc.).The principal characters in this wildly imaginative, laugh-out-loud funny, and ultimately heartbreaking story are a billion-year-old cellular life form known as an Archaeon, a restless calico cat named Callie who.

Narrated by an Archaeon, a billion year old species, the oldest on earth, DOWNDRIFT is a work of speculative eco-fiction that describes the impact of ecological pressures on animals that are adopting human behaviors, with droll and sometimes alarming, results.

The book follows a year of changes and the travels of a housecat and a lion who are inexplicably driven towards a rendezvous. We rated this book: $ If you are expecting a somber treatise on biological imperative or something wrapping itself in the surreal for explicitly comic effect, then you will be both satisfied and disappointed by Joanna Drucker’s novel Downdrift.

Downdrift: Humans “imagine every adoption of their behaviors to be an advancement. I see it otherwise, as downdrift, the seepage of traits across species.” So posits the Archaeon, the billion-year-old creature who narrates Johanna Drucker’s 5/5.

Downdrift (Kobo eBook) Downdrift (Kobo eBook) By Johanna Drucker. $ The book follows a year of changes and the travels of a housecat and a lion who are inexplicably driven towards a rendezvous. At first, a few isolated harbingers of change appear, but they quickly escalate. Squirrels take up manic knitting, wild hares steal earth-moving.

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Narrated by an Archaea, a billion year old species, the oldest on earth, Downdrift is a work of speculative eco-fiction that describes the impact of ecological pressures on animals that are adopting human behaviors, with droll and sometimes alarming, results. The book follows a year of changes and the travels of a housecat and a lion who are inexplicably driven towards a rendezvous.

Downdrift (Kobo eBook) By Johanna Drucker. $ The book follows a year of changes and the travels of a housecat and a lion who are inexplicably driven towards a rendezvous.

At first, a few isolated harbingers of change appear, but they quickly escalate. Squirrels take up manic knitting, wild hares steal earth-moving equipment, rats go in.

Get this from a library. Downdrift: an eco-fiction. [Johanna Drucker] -- Slowly at first, then with increasing speed, animals worldwide develop and surpass human skills in every field, from manual labor to theoretical thinking, with earth-shattering consequences for the. Reading Downdrift put me in mind of Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis () As the book comes to a close we get one final look at the lion: “Nobility is ascribed to him by humans, but their love of charismatic creatures spawns from their own aspirations.

They adopt the animals as role models, as if the animal kingdom is a. Recently, Drucker published a new novel, “Downdrift.” Her new book describes the impact of ecological pressures on animals that adopt increasingly human behaviors.

What was your motivation for writing "Downdrift". Is there something in particular you wanted to highlight. “Downdrift” is a story about species changing under ecological.

[PDF] Tumbling in the Downdrift Tumbling in the Downdrift Book Review A high quality pdf along with the typeface used was intriguing to read through. It really is writter in easy phrases instead of difficult to understand.

I am just delighted to let you know that this is basically the.The premise of Downdrift sounded amazing. The execution for me, not so much. There's no doubt that Drucker has a firm grasp on the English language.

She pulls in a larger vocabulary than the combined strength of a dozen books you could pluck from the local bookstore's shelves/5(5).Tumbling in the Downdrift is the debut novel by T.

K. Hatfield that tells a searing story of murder and betrayal, with a loyal mutt thrown in for good measure. It's a pause-resisting mystery that will enthrall listeners who like their characters with a dash of sea salt and their murder served beachside.