Children of the new world : stories / Alexander Weinstein
Book | Picador | 2016 | First edition.
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229 pages ; 21 cm
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Children of the New World 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.
Saying goodbye to Yang -- The cartographers -- Heartland -- Excerpts from The New World Authorized Dictionary -- Moksha -- Children of the new world -- Fall line -- A brief history of the failed revolution -- Migration -- The pyramid and the ass -- Rocket night -- Openness -- Ice age.
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Short stories. Selections
9781250098993 (trade pbk.)
1250098998 (trade pbk.)
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