Autonomy by Jude Houghton

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"Equal parts post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, Houghton’s mind-blowing epic tale of humankind’s struggle to survive in a critically overpopulated world stripped of all its resources is nothing short of a science fiction masterwork."
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Balmoral Murraine works in a Battery, assembling devices she doesn't understand for starvation pay. Pasco Eborgersen is the pampered son of an Elite, trying to navigate the temptations of the Pleasure Houses, the self-sacrifice of the Faith, and the high-octane excitement of Steel Ball. They are two strangers, who never should have met, and now they will rip apart the world. What happens when ninety percent of the world lives on skaatch - a jellyfish and insect composite? What happens when mankind spends more time in alternative life sims instead of in the "real" world? What happens when economic interest is the sole determinant of global decision making? What happens when a single secret is discovered that calls into question everything we have ever believed? Welcome to the Autonomy. Welcome to your future.
 

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Published July 29, 2016 by Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books. 565 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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on Aug 15 2016

An immersive novel that chillingly predicts a world in which life is something to be escaped rather than experienced.

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on Aug 08 2016

"Equal parts post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, Houghton’s mind-blowing epic tale of humankind’s struggle to survive in a critically overpopulated world stripped of all its resources is nothing short of a science fiction masterwork."

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