What is the everyday human cost of ordering anything and everything online, with the expectation of one-day shipping and instant gratification? The Warehouse is a dystopian novel that takes this question as far as it can go. It imagines a society completely dependent on Cloud, an all-powerful, ever-present Internet corporation. One day, a corporate spy slips into the ranks of Cloud’s over-worked warehouse employees. Her presence threatens the careful balance of power between the terminally ill CEO, his potential successors and countless workers, all vying for survival. Like a lot of good science fiction, this novel takes contemporary realities and turns them into a nightmarishly plausible vision of the future.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)