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I just want to suggest John Michael Greer's current 'book in chapter form' which he is presenting on his blog, 'The Archdruid Report' (yeah, the name is odd, I know.. but it's his other blog that is 'woo woo' ;). It is titled 'Retrotopia'... and presents life as it could comfortably be lived at various past technology levels - 1950, 1920, 1850 etc. It starts with his Aug 16 2015 post.....

He has written such books as 'Green Wizardry', 'The Ecotechnic Future', 'The Long Descent', etc., etc. (along with books on druidry, earth spirituality, sci-fi, future deindustrial world, etc.)

I find his description of 'Lakeland' to be heart-stoppingly amazing... I've been waiting for it for a looooong time ;)
 
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Sigh...  I am a drug addict, and my drug of choice is Books.

This book about life in the past sounds fascinating, but I could not pull up any book called Retrotopia or even close to it on Amazon.   I did find 4 other John Michael Greer books, but none of them seemed to be the one you spoke of.  Could you provide a link?

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It's not a physical book, but a series on his blog.  Here's the first installment:  http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2015/08/retrotopia-dawn-train-from-pittsburgh.html
 
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Sorry about that... and thanks Renee   John Michael Greer typically puts his upcoming book on his blog, chapter by chapter, and considers his commenters' input (he typically gets 150 to 300 comments).  This one, Retrotopia, is nearing the end, and will be published in paper in the near future.   I find his 'The Archdruid Report' to be excellent and thought provoking
 
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Another member of the Book Addicts R Us crowd...
Oh dear, good reading on a website. This is dangerous, you know...
Contributing to the delinquency of a gardener... I have weeds to pull!!
Thank you!!
 
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An ADR reader kindly made this list of John Michael Greer's fiction posts.....so you can start at the beginning and find the rest ;)  'Adam's Story' is another favorite, about a troubled future.  The fiction posts are interspersed with his usual (and usually brilliant) commentary on peak oil, history of civilization, cultural criticism, etc.... all very, very thought provoking ;)

http://www.konecnyad.ca/chaosadventurer/jmg-fiction.htm
 
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