“Calling all fans of Margaret Atwood and Emily St. John Mandel.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
If you loved the show Black Mirror, we have the perfect book for you: CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander Weinstein.
“These stories arose from my growing concern over the effects that the internet age is having on our social, emotional, and psychological interactions,” said Weinstein, who is also the director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Readers are introduced to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots, but in a voice that’s top notch literary fiction.
The acclaim is pouring in for this outstanding debut, including three starred reviews!
“[A] mind-blowing debut collection of stealthily speculative stories… Weinstein’s brilliantly original, witty, and provocative tales explore the malleability of memory and self, the fragility of intimacy and nature, forging a ravishingly powerful, cautionary vision.” — Booklist, starred review
“Like a prose version of the Netflix series Black Mirror, this volume encapsulates a brave and imaginative examination of possible futures. Highly recommended for all readers. ” — Library Journal, starred & boxed review
“Touching on virtual families, climate change, implanted memories, and more, Weinstein’s debut collection of digital-age sci-fi stories is scary, recognizable, heartbreaking, witty, and absolutely human. Weinstein’s collection is full of spot-on prose, wicked humor, and heart.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD will be available from Picador on September 13, 2016.