Book Nook: Children of the New World, by Alexander Weinstein
"Children of the New World" by Alexander Weinstein is a collection of short stories that will take readers into some incredibly bizarre places. These futuristic tales will make you ponder the price that we pay for all this technology. One comes away wondering: are we the masters of this technology? Or, are we actually the slaves of it?
These alternative worlds that Weinstein imagines can be extremely shocking but fortunately he leavens each tale with just enough humor that as we are gasping we are also doing a bit of chuckling, too.
In one story a family is grieving for their low quality robot which has just stopped functioning properly. In another one ice age dwellers of the future are tunneling down to discover the remains of the affluence of the previous society buried far beneath them. In the shortest story we find a school that shoots one unfortunate student into outer space each year. This collection is provocative and thoroughly entertaining.
The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by six local library systems in southwest Ohio: the Greene County Public Library, Washington-Centerville Public Library, MidPointe Library System, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.
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