Ellen's Tale being the first part of the Sefuty Chronicles
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Ellen's Tale being the first part of the Sefuty Chronicles

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2060: Catastrophic results of climate change has decimated the global population. Populations fleeing rising seas and desertification. The world at war. Survivors divided into city dwellers and those trapped behind rings of landmines. For fifty years they battle famines, natural disasters and despair.

2111: Ellen, innocent and naive child of the City. Bix Sefune, genticaly...more
Paperback, 2nd, 245 pages
Published 2012 by Eilios Books (first published 2009)
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Jo Linsdell
Title: Ellen's Tale
Author: Alberta Ross
Publisher: Eilio Books
ISBN: 978-1844-26726-2

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell

In Ellen's Tale, Alberta Ross gives us an historical romance set in the future. She alternates between two main love stories occurring in different time periods.

Ellen's Tale makes for almost scary reading as the descriptions of climate change, child soldiers, landmines and genetic engineering that lead to mass death, disasters and despair, ring all to true to current events seen in the news....more
Glynis Smy
Ellen was brought up inside a clinical world. A city constructed of rigid rules and cubed blocks of food sustenance. Genetic engineering and conflicts of war divides the world her dying grandmother knew, and the one Ellen knows. A last request from her ‘Gran’, leads Ellen on a journey into the unknown.
Bix, a genetically engineered male takes her to the Outside. Across the Sefuty Line. To another world. Here, she learns the way of the world as her grandmother had known it before she entered The C...more
Emma Newman
This book is not in the normal form of narrative with dialogue and descriptions, instead it takes the form of transcripts of statements, and letters exchanged between two researchers.

I really enjoyed this book, even though it uses a narrative technique that I usually find quite alienating. The world is fascinating, and the way each statement introduces a new detail, and builds upon the ones before it is very enjoyable. I also think the future history described in the book is all too possible......more
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A wonderfully complex, intriguing read with characters that resonate.
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Alberta is the author of three vols. of 'The Sefuty Chronicles', the 4th is in progress. Climate change Fiction (Cl-Fic). Set in a world long past the great climate wars have nearly eliminated mankind.

She has also written two collections of short stories: 'A Patchwork of Perspetives' -(a little to one side of normal) and the second - 'The Fiddling Feline, the Flea and the Frog et al' - a collectio...more
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