Children of the New World

Children of the New World

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Paperback - 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.
Published: New York :, Picador,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250098993
1250098998
Branch Call Number: F WEI
Characteristics: 229 pages ;,21 cm

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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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