"Written in the 1970's, a look at the distant year of 1999 when the Pacific Northwest formed a new sustainable nation, Ecotopia. Decent story, but more of a mouthpiece for Callenbach's at-the-time crazy ideas like recycling and public transportation."
"One of the earlier true environmentalist books, written by the 1860's US ambassador to Italy who saw the once lush, now eroded hills of Greece looking surprisingly like the quickly deforested hills of his native Vermont (back when Vermont was down to 5% forest, instead of today's 95% forest)."
"Most people have only seen the movie, not read the book. The movie gets most of the book dead on, but leaves out the long return to nature passages that are strewn throughout the novel. Those alone are worth the read."
"No doubt after reading all of this you will want to go smash the state, as well as some earth moving equipment. This game, about a group of Martian revolutionary colonists, miners, and mechanics, is about as close to "Monkey Wrench Gang- the Game" as you can find for your game system. Very cathartic."
"The first of several books that mix military sci-fi adventure with right wing politics, using extreme environmentalists (the Green Saints) as an occasional villain. Fascinating look good intentions gone too far, plus there are Greenpeace Commandos!"