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Title: The Cool War
Author: Frederik Pohl
Genre: Science fiction
Summary: In Pohl’s story the world has been almost completely depleted of fossil fuels. Much of the world energy source is solar power. Electricity has been cut off if a home exceeds the maximum amount they are a loud to use. To recklessly use electricity is considered a crime. The protagonist Rev. H. Hornswell becomes entangled in “the cool war”, where each country tries to sabotage the economy of their enemies. Hornswell sends children with a virus disease that only affects adults between the age of 30 and 50. This age group runs businesses and governments in countries. As a result Europe’s economy falls drastically.
-Alice Lee