Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083
Title: Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083
Author: Andrea White
SF TEEN WHITE
In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds, who were by chance deprived of the opportunity to continue their educations, reenact Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality television show and are secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.
The wind and snow blow so hard, you can’t see your hand in front of your face. Your heating fuel is nearly gone, and so is your food. How do you survive? Five fourteen–year–olds face this desperate situation on a deadly journey in Antarctica. It is 2083. They are contestants on a reality TV show, Antarctic Survivor, which is set up to re–create Robert F. Scott’s 1912 doomed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. But in 2083 reality TV is not just an act. Contestants literally relive – or die during – the simulations of events. Robert Scott and his team were experienced explorers and scientists, but their attempt to reach the Pole proved fatal. What chance does the Antarctic Survivor team have?