City of Rain is set in North America about 300 years in the future.
Readers will come across a number of things in City of Rain that couldn’t happen in the USA as it exists today. Military action against a US civilian population. Inter-agency co-operation of a kind that today would be utterly illegal. I am not American, but I haven’t misunderstood the laws of the land – I’ve simply assumed that in three centuries, fundamental things will have changed.
A lot can change in three centuries. Just think about what North America looked like 300 years ago! in 1713, it was a colonial battleground. Today, the USA and Canada are two of the most influential countries in the world, and certainly among the richest.
So my starting point in building that future world was to imagine how the geopolitical landscape would change and evolve. Continue reading