SHIFT is the story of Adrian, his sister Shriek, and their mother who live in a world controlled by Homestate. Evolution is forbidden in schools, rapture is delivered in daily sermons via the telejector. The president, the flag, and the minister of state are irrevocably entwined. The nation is christian; anyone who is not a believer is eliminated. When Shriek heads off to a summer camp, Adrian decides to head to the zoo, one of their favorite haunts. There he meets Lenore and the race to survive begins.
Taut, riveting, and frighteningly real in places, this is a view of the future no one would want to see become reality and yet the outlines are already carved, aren't they?
Thanks to Tim Jones of Holt for giving me a copy yesterday.