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Children of the new World

Weinstein, Alexander. Book - 2016 Adult Book / Fiction / Science Fiction / General / Weinstein, Alexander, Science Fiction / Weinstein, Alexander 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Some stories previously published, some in a different form.
Ice age.
Introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In "The Cartographers," the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In "Saying Goodbye to Yang," the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Picador, 2016.
Year Published: 2016
Description: 229 pages ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781250098993
1250098998

SUBJECTS
Technological innovations -- Fiction.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Technology -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Science fiction.