"Castoff World"

Title"Castoff World"
Year for Search2010
AuthorsKenyon, Kay (b. 1956)
Secondary Authorsde Vries, Jetse
Secondary TitleShine: An Anthology of Near-future, Optimistic Science Fiction
Pagination361-80 with an editor's note on 360
Date Published2010
PublisherSolaris
Place PublishedOxford, Eng.
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The castoff world is a pile of trash in the ocean which is inhabited by a young girl and her grandfather. The trash island is being created by advanced technology designed to gradually clean up the ocean. After the grandfather’s death the island becomes sentient, transforms itself into a boat and takes the girl to what appears to be an environmental eutopia.

Holding Institutions

PSt

Author Note

Female author (b. 1956)

Full Text

2010 Kenyon, Kay (b. 1956). “Castoff World.” Shine: An Anthology of Near-future, Optimistic Science Fiction. Ed. Jetse de Vries (Oxford, Eng.: Solaris, 2010), 361-80 with an editor’s note on 360. PSt

The castoff world is a pile of trash in the ocean which is inhabited by a young girl and her grandfather. The trash island is being created by advanced technology designed to gradually clean up the ocean. After the grandfather’s death the island becomes sentient, transforms itself into a boat and takes the girl to what appears to be an environmental eutopia. Female author.