Hi Everybody! I’m on a short vacation to Disney with my family, so I’ve had lots of time to read while everyone naps during our theme park breaks. I’m currently reading “Children of The New World” by Alexander Weinstein out by the pool. I’m sure people around me think I’m reading a parenting guide while I watch my son swim, but it’s actually a very interesting collection of short stories. Remember when I told you how eclectic my reading life is? I was on a thriller binge and now I’m on a speculative fiction and apocalyptic binge. This collection of stories is so interesting so far and I can’t wait to review it for you all. The other book I am reading is called “The Book of The Unnamed Midwife” by Meg Elison. Both of the synopsis’ are below. I have a few books to review still that I finished last week, and I will get to them as soon as I finish this sangria! Cheers!

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Synopsis:

Children of The New World by Alexander Weinstein

AN EXTRAORDINARILY RESONANT AND PROPHETIC COLLECTION OF SPECULATIVE SHORT FICTION FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY ERA BY DEBUT AUTHOR ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN

Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago.In “The Cartographers,” the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In “Saying Goodbye to Yang,” the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become.Children of the New World grapples with our unease in this 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 in speculative fiction for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on

The Book of The Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison (advanced reader copy)

In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth’s population—killing women children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant—the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power—and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men’s clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she’ll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.

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