Children of the New World

Children of the New World

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Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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Children of the New World introduces listeners 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. Children of the New World grapples with our unease in this modern world and how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of our society. Alexander Weinstein is a visionary new voice in speculative fiction for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on the horizon.
Publisher: New York :, Macmillan Audio,, 2016.
Characteristics: sound files.
Additional Contributors: Baker, David Aaron 1963-
OverDrive, Inc
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Duration: 5 hr., 60 min.
Not recommended for use on the libraries' public computers.
Some stories previously published, some in a different form.
May require OverDrive Media Console or OverDrive app.

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