Catherine Wells, "Artie’s Angels"

Earth is a bleak wasteland and all the kids in the habitat pin their hopes on Artie the bike-maker.


There’s something sorta classic about this thing, the kids on bikes darting around the decaying urban wasteland and dodging the various gangs and corrupt authorities. And the end has a sort of comic book mythology vibe to it. I remember liking this story but it’s been a while since I actually read it.
What Happened: I believe it’s an ozone or nuclear thing, with the earth’s unsheltered surface basically becoming uninhabitable due to radiation. Humans are either escaping the planet or hiding out in enormous, mostly lawless habitats. That said, this is not a horror story. More straight up adventure.
Destruct-O-Meter: 7. Everybody out of the pool.

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