Calvin Jones, a computer programmer in his mid-twenties, decides to skip work and meet his girlfriend at the beach instead. However, because of an accident, a trip to the hospital, death, and cryogenic freezing, he never quite makes it there. When Calvin is revived, he finds himself in a utopian society three hundred years in the future.
But every society has its peculiarities.
This one happens to be governed by an artificial intelligence named Ariel. Using Ariel, this society has been able to identify its stupid, lazy, or otherwise detrimental individuals --and kill them. The result is a civilization of intelligent, hardworking inhabitants--except for Calvin.
Will Calvin be able to adapt to his new surroundings, or will the learning curve be too steep for him to survive?
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Fans of the late great Douglas Adams and the Futurama Shows will love this book. SciFi comedy is something that rarely comes across well, but this book pulls it off well. Quirky characters and dialogue work very well together to create a real, albeit broken, sense of fun and familiarity to those who are familiar with Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent (if those are unfamiliar, google them, its worth it). Tounge in cheek humor and plausible scenarios create a world I'm anxious to explore, with toys and gadgets that are too cool for words (I want the oakley xspecs). This book is riddled with fun bits of obsurdity that you will recognise from this world. Other bits from the book, such as conversations with regular appliances (yes they do respond) that actually talk back are pure gems. I would actually like to meet the shower.... read it you'll see what I mean. All in all this author is off to a great start with this book, which is the beginning of a series which has a lot of promise, and is certain to become a book with much cult appeal. A fast read, but worth it. You owe it to yourself to purchase this book. It doesnt try to answer any of lifes big questions, just gives a few possibilities. Anyway, this has become much more long winded than I expected. Simply put, buy it. You'll like it.