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Qualityland
—Kling, Marc-Uwe, author.
Book
2020
10 available of 11 items

Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with the break up when your ideal match (frequently) changes. And the foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it. In QualityCity, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can't quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way, and has become the unwitting leader of a band of robotic misfits hidden in his home and workplace. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop that he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. The only problem: doing so means proving the perfect algorithm of TheShop wrong, calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.

Item Details
Subjects:
Algorithms -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Artificial intelligence -- Fiction.
Robots -- Fiction.
Genre:
Dystopian fiction.
Satirical literature.
Science fiction.
Other Authors:
Romanelli, Jamie Searle, translator.
translation of: Kling, Marc-Uwe. Qualityland. English.
ISBN:
9781538732960
1538732963
Edition:
First Grand Central Publishing edition.
Description:
339 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Translation of: Qualityland.
Originally published in German: Berlin : Ullstein, 2019.
In English, translated from the German.
LCCN:
2019951938
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