A House Between Earth and the Moon: A Novel (Libro en Inglés)

$ 924.00
ISBN: 9781101980101
por Viking
ISBN: 9781101980101
Editorial: Viking
Autor: Scherm, Rebecca
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 400
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: “Compulsively readable.” —The New York Times Book Review“Inventive and thrilling. . . . I couldn’t put it down.”—Brit Bennett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half“It’s a thrill to read this novel.”—Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author of Trick MirrorThe gripping story of one scientist in outer space, another who watches over him, the family left behind, and the lengths people will go to protect the people and planet they loveFor twenty years, Alex has believed that his gene-edited super-algae will slow and even reverse the effects of climate change. His obsession with his research has jeopardized his marriage, his relationships with his kids, and his own professional future. When the Son sisters, founders of the colossal tech company Sensus, offer him a chance to complete his research, he seizes the opportunity. The catch? His lab will be in outer space on Parallaxis, the first-ever luxury residential space station built for billionaires. Alex and six other scientists leave Earth and their loved ones to become Pioneers, the beta tenants of Parallaxis.But Parallaxis is not the space palace they were sold. Day and night, the embittered crew builds the facility under pressure from Sensus, motivated by the promise that their families will join them. At home on Earth, much of the country is ablaze in wildfires and battered by storms. In Michigan, Alex’s teenage daughter, Mary Agnes, struggles through high school with the help of the ubiquitous Sensus phones implanted in everyone’s ears, archiving each humiliation, and wishing she could go to Parallaxis with her father—but her mother will never allow it.The Pioneers are the beta testers of another program, too: Sensus is designing an algorithm that will predict human behavior. Katherine Son hires Tess, a young social psychologist, to watch the experiment’s subjects through their phones—including not only the Pioneers, but Katherine’s sister, Rachel. Tess begins to develop an intimate, obsessive relationship with her subjects. When Tess and Rachel travel to Parallaxis, the controlled experiment begins to unravel.Prescient and insightful, A House Between Earth and the Moon is at once a captivating epic about the machinations of big tech and a profoundly intimate meditation on the unmistakably human bonds that hold us together.Review“Compulsively readable. . . . A House Between the Earth and the Moon is a thought-provoking and absorbing read. By deftly combining the subjects of big tech and climate change, Scherm has created a world that fully embodies the anxiety and indignity of our times.”—Sandra Newman, The New York Times Book Review“Riveting. . . . Rebecca Scherm’s A House Between Earth and the Moon grapples with a gaggle of red-hot current issues: income inequality, surveillance, capitalist overreach, AI, cyberbullying, gun control. She packs them all into the powerful rocket engine of climate disaster—the biggest, baddest issue of all—and launches the whole shebang into space. It’s a rocking ride. The novel is propulsive, captivating, touching, funny—and utterly terrifying.”—L.A. Taggart, San Francisco Chronicle“Part ensemble family drama, part coming-of-age story, part social novel, part cli-fi, [A House Between Earth and the Moon is] original and affecting not despite its overstuffed mélange of big ideas but because of how deftly Scherm weaves them together. . . . [The novel] primarily takes place in space, but it succeeds because of how richly Scherm depicts her characters’ interior lives. This is the kind of book that practically begs for a sequel, one that dangles some tantalizingly loose ends. This is a house with more rooms to explore.”—Kate Knibbs, Wired“Rebecca Scherm’s A House Between Earth and the Moon returns us to the cautionary mode of futuristic fiction, taking place largely in a billionaire-funded space station called Parallaxis. On Earth, global warming has brought about hurrica
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