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Children of the new world : stories / Alexander Weinstein.

Weinstein, Alexander, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon SF WEI (Text) 34330512957003 Adult - New Books Reshelving -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville FIC WEI (Text) 37323005280535 NEW-BKS Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles F WEI (Text) 31070500429051 Adult Fiction In process -
West Lebanon Public Library - West Lebanon FIC WEI (Text) 74861000020046 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250098993 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1250098998 (trade pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Technological innovations > Fiction.
Technology > Social aspects > Fiction.
Technology > Psychological aspects > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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