Paperback, 272 pages

Published Sept. 5, 2022 by Capitán Swing.


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Four short stories about the near future and the dystopia we're building for ourselves.

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This is a collection of four short stories (or is it novellas, between 60 to 100 pages each) whose main theme you can see on the cover.
Each story extrapolates into the not-so-distance future a set of worst-case scenarios.
The first story will be familiar with to those of us who followed the hilarious saga of the $400 juicer that could only be used with the by-subscription pre-juiced juice. In this case, the culprit is a toaster that can only be used with brand bread, which is more expensive than regular one. But the twist here is that subsidized apartments in a luxury condo are loaded with such locked appliances which allow the landlords to recoup the cost of being forced to provided subsidized housing, by getting a cut of the money generated by the locked appliances. In the tradition of much of Doctorow's characters, a few young people then …

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