Kokopu Dreams

TitleKokopu Dreams
Year for Search2000
AuthorsBaker, Chris[topher Ian]
Date Published2000
PublisherHuia Publishers
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Male author
Annotation

A post-catastrophe novel in which much of the human race has been destroyed in retaliation for its destruction of nature. The novel follows one survivor as he traverses New Zealand from the North to the South meeting other survivors (both those who are trying to build renewed lives and those preying on others) until he settles into a community that is creating a healthy new eutopia. The Maori gods are active participants in the action, in initially bringing about the destruction and in both assisting and attacking the surviving remnant. The most successful of the surviving groups are those who are able to access traditional Maori ways of life. See also 2006 Baker. 

Info Notes

A story by Keri [Ann Ruhi] Hulme, “Getting It,” in her Stonefish (Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers, 2004), 87-104 also shows the catastrophe brought about by the revenge of the Maori gods on human destruction of the environment.

Holding Institutions

ATL, PSt

Author Note

New Zealand author.

Full Text

2000 Baker, Chris[topher Ian]. Kokopu Dreams. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers. ATL, PSt

A post-catastrophe novel in which much of the human race has been destroyed in retaliation for its destruction of nature. The novel follows one survivor as he traverses New Zealand from the North to the South meeting other survivors (both those who are trying to build renewed lives and those preying on others) until he settles into a community that is creating a healthy new eutopia. The Maori gods are active participants in the action, in initially bringing about the destruction and in both assisting and attacking the surviving remnant. The most successful of the surviving groups are those who are able to access traditional Maori ways of life. See also 2006 Baker. A story by Keri [Ann Ruhi] Hulme, “Getting It,” in her Stonefish (Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers, 2004), 87-104 also shows the catastrophe brought about by the revenge of the Maori gods on human destruction of the environment. New Zealand author.