It’s the year 2036. Cars drive themselves. Your house is run by an AI. You have a tiny device implanted in your hand, called a gram, which delivers everything to you—even more convenient than Amazon Prime. And a robot has your job. But you’ve got government-funded health care and basic income. Your needs are met.
Still, you’re miserable.
Welcome to the world of The Absolved, a new novel by Matthew Binder, published on Dec. 4 by Black Spot Press. It’s dystopian science fiction that takes place in a world that’s not so different from ours, yet is utterly distinct and pretty much stinks.