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Set in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Station Eleven and The Girl with All the Gifts, a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected in the digital age. 

IT MAKES US. IT DESTROYS US. NOW WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT IT. 

The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees...in fact, of anyone and everyone else in the world. 

Tom and Kate use the Feed, but Tom has resisted its addiction, which makes him suspect to his family. After all, his father created it. But that opposition to constant connection serves Tom and Kate well when the Feed collapses after a horrific tragedy shatters the world as they know it. 

The Feed's collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life and death. Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. And while the collapse has demolished the trappings of the modern world, it has also eroded trust. In a world where survival of the fittest is a way of life, there is no one to depend upon except yourself...and maybe even that is no longer true. 

Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Who has taken her? How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology? And what happens when you can no longer even be certain that the people you love are really who they claim to be? 

©2018 Windlark Ltd. (P)2018 Headline UK

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uhhh

I only listened to the book because I watched the show. Typically, I prefer the book over shows or movies, however in this case the Amazon show is much better than is dry book.

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Not sure how to start

I struggled through the first 3 chapters, almost gave up, couldn’t understand where the heck this was going. The fast talking was irritating, could of got the same point across without that. If you push through it gets better and you start understanding what is going on. Glad I stuck it out good story line a little irritating at some points but I think this could make a good move or mini series.

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A Reality That Could Be Right Around the Corner

So much of the plot of this story is already here. Our addiction to the constant stream of information in our pockets, our dependency on technology to navigate the complexity of new directions we're taking, the merging of nanotech with our biology - all happening now. One of our next generations of humans may find themselves in the circumstances described here. Will we be reliant on a far future generation who comes back to our near future to intervene on behalf of humanity as a whole? Does it have to get as bad as the situations described here before we stop handing control of every aspect of our lives to big tech companies, energy interests, and corrupt government? These are the questions this story plays out.

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I liked this book alot.

The female naturata are annoyed me at time. some plot lines were weak. all in all it was a good book

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sci fi!

great book if you're interested in sci fi.
I love the British accents too in the read

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Probative and on point with societal trends

Really makes one think about humanity's future.
I would love to see it on the big screen. No spoiler alerts here. A little slow at the beginning, but necessary to the story.