Chapter 8
Illustration by Nina Miller

A Hotel in Antarctica

A struggling entrepreneur teams up with a dashing hotel magnate and a shockingly capable accountant to build an extreme tourism destination hotel in Antarctica. The project captures the attention of charismatic environmental activist Anjel Earth, who travels to Antarctica with his ship Earth Avenger to stop construction before it begins.

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Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist and a science fiction writer. As a scientist, he is a researcher at the NA SA John Glenn Research Center. He works on projects related to advanced power and propulsion systems for space and planetary exploration and is currently a member of the science team for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. As a science fiction writer, he has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, and a Locus Award, as well as two Rhysling Awards for his poetry.
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    Written by George Basile
    George Basile, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability; Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

    I think that one of the most realistic messages in the story is that the separation between humans and nature is a fiction. People want to go out into nature, so you can’t conserve nature by blocking it off from people. Also, people are part of nature. When you can change your environment like we can, you’re not separate from nature.

  • Through the Valley of Death

    Getting through the valley of death is the hard part. Yes, we do need bold ideas– but how do we turn them into iron realities?

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  • Ice as a Building Material

    Have you considered using ice as not the only, but as one of your hotel’s building materials?

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  • An Idea Is Born

    The big idea: a hotel in Antarctica. Why not?

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  • Location, Location, Location

    But we need penguins. Nobody would want to go to Antarctica and not see penguins!

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