Infomocracy by Malka Older
Assigned by my Northside RVA SciFi Bookclub, I just finished Infomocracy by Malka Older and I loved it. Set a hyper-networked future where every 100,000 people get to elect their own government and the nation-state is a thing of the past, even the most casual student of political science will love this book. Oh, and the characters and story are pretty great too.
I bought this book in paper, which turns out is pretty fitting as there’s a non-spoiler plot element involving analog vs. digital tools. I was angry that the eBook cost more dollars than a brand new hardback copy, so I bought the hardback and I really enjoyed having the beautiful physical artifact. (I do wish hard copies came with a DRM-free ebook download already).
You can read the first five chapters of the book for free at the publisher’s web zone.