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Jul 20, 2021scribby rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A rarity: a dystopian novel that is often as delightful and hilarious as it is disturbing (though it does have a horrifying final act). It's also a sports novel, and a lot of fun with literary, pop culture, and sports references (there…
Dec 01, 2020NedSu rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is an interesting mix of genres- speculative fiction, dystopian society, even, yes, a baseball tale. It presents a possible future base on the economics of capitalism and guided by an A.I. that may not have the best interests of…
Jul 22, 2020krsbozo rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A science-fiction like story with baseball at its core. It tells the story of a family of Surplus people who are "resisting" their lower place in society, a bleak world not too far in the future that has been ravished by climate change and…
Jul 09, 2020KatG1983 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I can't say I loved this book. It sort of boils down to a philosophical conversation of the idea of privacy and automation … which certainly provides many interesting conversations and debates. However, as a novel, it doesn't quite provide…
Apr 30, 2020daggry rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I read 24% before abandoning this book. The world-building was weak, with cartoonish nomenclature, preposterous geopolitics, and arbitrary social engineering. This structure wasn't sturdy enough to support the very real issues that came up…
Mar 01, 2020brangwinn rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The interesting thing about speculative fiction is how it makes us look at our own lives. In AutoAmerica, humans do nothing. Artificial Intelligence handles everything, no thinking required. But in the elite group, the “Netted” there are…