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Meet Barry: his sole purpose in life is to listen patiently, and then protest or sob a little as you fire him from an imaginary job in virtual reality.
Dystopia on the move: seniors, bankrupted by the 2008 recession, now living in campers, working as seasonal labor at Amazon warehouses. "When Bob looked around the RV park, he recognized it as a place where the Great Recession had never ended." Inside the facility, amid a flood of inane objects created by capitalism: "The walls featured murals of Amazon’s warehouse mascot, a bloblike orange character called Peccy, along with Orwellian slogans like “Problems Are Treasures” and “Variation Is the Enemy.” Wall-mounted dispensers labeled LIL’ MEDIC offered free pain relievers. A poster ...Read More
New sci fi book about scavengers dystopian life in an anonymous city haunted by biotech experiments... Starts strong with Ballard-like poetry... Gets a bit slow in the middle and ends with a twist ...