XCULP 1+2 by Ken Tennen
The Great Reduction and Procreation

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A virus carried to earth by an asteroid named "XCULP" has reduced the population by 99.9% -- from seven billion to seven million people. XCULP: The Great Reduction is Book One of a set that follows the efforts of a small community to maintain infrastructure and find people who can keep things working. The XCULP virus only spared people who carried the gene for twins. Therefore, after The Great Reduction, or "TGR" everyone born is a twin.

Thirteen year old twins, Jocelyn and Jessica, are kidnapped and taken to a survivors' colony, Ixtapa, in western coastal Mexico. A few years later, they are sold to a man who takes them north to Nevada and then to California, where they are rescued and returned to their Santa Catalina Island home. Jocelyn and Jessica adjust quickly to being back home, but they bring with them an energy and enthusiasm that inspires other islanders into action.


From: Dr. Sherman Gray, Gray Institute for Sociological Studies.
XCULP: The Great Reduction chronicles the drastic reduction of earth's human population and the efforts made by ad hoc social leaders to maintain water, electricity, phone service, Internet communication, and so on, in a world with very few people. Alexander Lee and Robert Braxton, who formerly worked at an Internet "backbone" facility, take charge of the social structures on the colony they formed on Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles, California.

From: Dr. Sherman Gray, Gray Institute for Sociological Studies.
XCULP: The Great Procreation, volume two in the XCULP series, examines the moral, ethical, and legal changes necessary to promote rapid population growth. The age of consent is lowered, pregnancy is considered a patriotic accomplishment, and most children (who are now all twin sets) are raised by the community. Some young women choose to become surrogates on a Japanese baby-factory ship that travels the globe, bringing children to remote colonies. The twin girls from the first book, Jocelyn and Jessica, volunteer to serve on a so-called "Community Building" vessel.

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Published July 4, 2013 285 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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