The latter half of the twenty-first century, and the triumph of
capitalism, lead to the rise of the corporate state. It is a golden
age with crime, poverty, and unemployment virtually non-existent.
Universally accepted as a part of everyday life are technological
advances like electric cars that drive themselves recharging on the
go, computer terminals that give a 360 degree theatre-in-the- round
view, and imbedded electronic i-Plants the size of a grain of sand,
which activate with the wave of a hand, and keep people constantly
connected. So how come Aaron Wyckoff is so uneasy? He has a good
job as a Grade 25 Archiver-Indexer in the Lexus-Nexus division of
Googl-Y. He is married to Drucilla De Caser, the perfect wife for
him, as determined by e-Matchmaker. He has two kids in the local
privately run high school, a house in the suburbs of Westchester,
and a car-share. What could be troubling him? Is it the constant
nagging via messaging that he needs an extended warrantee on a
mattress? Is it the sermon at the state sponsored New Church? Is
the problem watching the bills mount up automatically while driving
mile after mile on company sponsored roads? The world has changed
from when he was young decades ago. The Second Constitutional
Convention changed a lot of the rules: DHS, Homeland Security has
taken over local governments, police and fire departments, and
everything, even religious services, are run as a PPP, public
private partnership looking to make a profit. In his reluctant
odyssey "Y," as his wife calls him, goes from a middle class
lifestyle to homelessness, to imprisonment, to being trapped in a
virtual reality world, to joining a rebel movement, and back again.
Through it all he has only his keen knowledge of obscure laws, and
the people he meets along the way to help him out. He finds himself
in many roles becoming both the victim and the instigator of forces
beyond his control. In the end he discovers many things about
himself, how society treats those who are deemed unproductive, and
what it means to have friends, and family, all while trying to make
a difference in the complex world of 2084.
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