Children of the New World

Children of the New World


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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
ISBN: 9781250098993
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 21 cm.


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Mar 06, 2018

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

Sep 20, 2017

One of the stories caught my attention listening to this interview: 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.

TSCPL_Miranda Aug 06, 2017

4.5. Fantastic collection of stories. Darkly prophetic. If you are a fan of the series Black Mirror, or the writing of Nancy Kress or Kij Johnson, you should give this book a try. There are stories in this collection that stuck in my head for days, forcing me to turn over new ideas and consider new perspectives. These are the sort of stories that I aspire to write after reading about the next big tech in Discover, or seeing another dire prediction for our planet. I'll be returning to this collection for inspiration, for sure.

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.

Oct 13, 2016

I picked this up because every review I came across likened it to Black Mirror and it did not disappoint. (If you haven't watched Black Mirror, go do it!) This collection of short stories explores the impact of technology and our treatment of the environment in the not so distant or improbable future. The stories I enjoyed the most examined how relationships are affected by future technology.


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