Children of the New World

Children of the New World

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Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250098993
1250098998
Branch Call Number: FIC WEINS
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 21 cm.

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flee415
Mar 06, 2018

Loved these short stories! Perfect for anyone currently hooked on Netflix's Black Mirror tv show.

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spiderfelt_0
Sep 20, 2017

One of the stories caught my attention listening to this interview: http://beta.ttbook.org/interview/mourning-our-lost-and-broken-technology. I was intrigued enough to put everything else aside and begin reading the ebook immediately. The stories presented original, challenging and disturbing ideas. It is not difficult to imagine that we pose the greatest threat to the destruction of our current culture.

ChristchurchLib Jan 08, 2017

Fans of television's Black Mirror will want to pick up this short story collection, which explores the complex ways in which humans and technology interact. Set in a recognizable near-future world and ranging in tone from the darkly humorous to the heartwrenching, these 12 tales tackle topics including (but not limited to) artificial intelligence, implanted memories, virtual reality, and digital reincarnation.

VaughanPLKasey Nov 14, 2016

A beautifully written vision of a dystopic future revealed through a series of (mostly) unconnected short stories.

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RobertELPL Feb 07, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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