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Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein Text Publishing
General Fiction (Adult) , Sci Fi & Fantasy Pub Date 27 Apr 2017
Children of the New World blew me away with the quality of the stories included in the anthology. Like Phillip K Dick, Alexander Weinstein captivates the reader’s imagination and keeps them pondering long after the last page is turned. The best science fiction stories are those that are both plausible and thought provoking, stirring the imagination and the emotions. Alexander Weinstein does just that.
It is hard to pick a favorite from the variety of visions - a couple tormented by the loss of their virtual children, an author of virtual memories who loses himself amongst his creations, a man becomes addicted to digital enlightenment. Some stories are humorous, others disturbing, all are excellent.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Children of the New World from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
A creator of virtual memories struggles to distinguish real-life experience from manufactured events. A childless couple conceive two children in an online world, only for their imagined life to be infected by a computer virus. The robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child ‘dies’, and a family realises how real a son he had become.
Alexander Weinstein’s debut story collection, Children of the New World, imagines a near future of social-media implants and instant connection, environmental collapse and post-revolution discord. It grapples with our unease in the 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 for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on the horizon.