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 post modern world and how oure ever-growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of out society.
Weinstein is a visionary new voice for anyone who is fascinated by-and terrified of-what we might find on the horizon.