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  • Children of the New World, Alexander Weinstein
    Picador/Macmillan, 9781250098993, September 13, 2016 (Fiction)

    “These realistic scenarios, set in a not-too-distant future, made me really think about all the technology I’ve come to depend on in my everyday life. You’ll want your book club to read it, plus your significant other and your neighbor. You’ll want to share this excellent book so you can keep thinking about it and talk about it, too.”

    -Sue Roegge, Chapter2Books (Hudson, WI)

    “This story collection hums with creative energy, and it’s the perfect balance of smart and heart, funny and moving. The stories are set in the future, but this is not genre sci-fi; rather, it’s a glimpse at where our society is and where it may be going. Children of the New World reminds me of George Saunders’ Tenth of December, which is the highest compliment I could pay a book of short stories.” 

    -Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA)

    “Non-readers of science fiction, as well as fans of the genre, will enjoy these stories examining the effects of technology, such as robotics and virtual reality, on future generations. Each story in this collection explores a different aspect of these potential effects and delivers a thought-provoking picture of what may lie ahead. At the same time, the author presents characters that the reader can readily identify with and situations that are relatable, all while containing elements of the profoundly bizarre.” 

    -Joe Strebel, Anderson’s Bookshop (Naperville, IL)

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