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Query abandoned by poster > Sci Fi book about a girl who is sentenced to cryogenic prison for changing the weather

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message 1: by Wesley (new)

Wesley | 1 comments book about this girl whose sister worked for the people who programmed the weather. They did this by inserted a card which had been printed by the computer that more or less controlled everything. Everything is fine for a long time, but then the computer goes on the blink and starts calling for hot and dry weather every day for weeks on end. Plants are dying, trees are dying. The girl gets frustrated, depressed, upset at this and eventually concludes that the computer must be broken. She implores her sister to go against protocol and insert a card for cool and rainy weather but her sister refuses. She asks again and again but to no avail because the computer was thought to be infallible and anyone who questioned its decrees were in violation of the law. Finally the girl takes matters into her own hands and sneaks in and changes the weather herself. She of course is arrested, and then shockingly is sentenced to cryoprison. She gets there, and is about to start the procedure where her blood is drained, replaced with some kind of antifreeze and then frozen into a solid block, but, the man responsible for administering the procedure decides to take pity on her and simply puts her to sleep. Sometime later the girl wakes up and begins to find her way around the catacomb like interior of this prison. She eventually runs into several mentally damaged, insane, zombie like women (who had been previously sentenced, and then revived) - these women see the technician as their leader. The girls begs them to take her to him and eventually she gets to the man and finds out what happened to her. Meanwhile outside of the prison, the people eventually come to their senses and realize what a horrible mistake they made by their unquestioning servitude to this computer, they realize the girl committed no crime and fix the problem with the computer, but everyone thinks it is too late as no one has ever been successfully revived from the cryoprison. In the end, the girls gets, out, is reunited with her sister and the rest of her family and everyone feels better that this girl taught them such an important lesson.


message 2: by Lobstergirl, sniffing Sharpies (new)

Lobstergirl | 20449 comments Mod
Wesley, are you still looking for this book?


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (NyxReadsStuff) This book sounds very interesting hopefully someone knows what it's called. I may want to read it myself.


message 4: by Lobstergirl, sniffing Sharpies (new)

Lobstergirl | 20449 comments Mod
No response, moving to Abandoned.


message 5: by Jemray (new)

Jemray | 11 comments I just posted this on unsolved, didn't realize someone else was looking for it too. Still trying to remember the title.


message 6: by Forrest (new)

Forrest Grove | 1 comments "The Talking Coffins of Cryo-City" by Shirley Parenteau - it's from the late 1970s, and out of print.


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