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Die Wuestenpflanze

Die Wüstenpflanze

ISBN (paperback): 978-3-347-78109-2

ISBN (hardcover): 978-3-347-78110-8

ISBN (e-book): 978-3-347-78111-5

Publisher: tredition

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Akira Takeishi finds a way to make large desert areas fertile again and thereby stop climate change. His mentor, the dean Yamato Oshinaki, supports him in the rapid realization of his vision. But Akira's project does not only have advocates: He has hardly presented his invention to the public when he narrowly escapes an attack.

Soon, Akira and his girlfriend Amy have to give up their untroubled life and leave Tokyo on the run from a powerful unknown enemy ...


Thematically, the novel deals with thoughts on climate and environmental protection as well as on a side note, with the issue of individual freedom in an increasingly populated world.

The Origin

Before Thomas started to write this book, he had the idea to green desert areas by means of purpose-built, network-like growing plants, which begin their growth at huge water reservoirs.

One day, he read about an outragious vision of the future, like swirling up quantities of sea water, or to bind carbone dioxide by means of plastic foils to stop global warming. This ineffable short-sightedness annoyed him; and instantly encouraged him to make my own thoughts about technically supported ways to decrease pollution and the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere.

He started writing the first lines of the manuscript in the beginning of 2011; and when his debut novel 'Der Freizeitpionier' was published in December of the same year, he consistently started working on this opus. That way the manuscript was finished on July 23rd 2012 and the novel was released on September 9th, 2012.

In May 2017, the reworked second edition of the book was released by serendii publishing. The novel was released as a light novel in December 2022, giving readers a much better basis to experience the plot in the envisaged anime atmosphere.

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