Weird futurism

Madeline Ashby’s new novel,┬áCompany Town, starts out like your average futuristic novel about a ninja bodyguard hired to protect unionized sex workers on a city-sized oil drilling platform off the coast of Canada. Then it starts getting weird. I’m talking time-hopping, artificial superintelligence weird. Serial killers with invisibility suits weird. And I haven’t even gotten to the part about the traumatized children of K-pop stars. If you like your science fiction kaleidoscopically strange yet infused with astute observations about where current technology might take us, you need to pick up a copy of Company Town right now.

You want some weird futurism? Start reading Company Town

[Ars Technica/Annalee Newitz]

Looks intriguing. I’m adding it to my to-be-read list.

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