The Retroactivist

The Retroactivist

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It's 2087. Mankind has eradicated war, poverty, and jobs. Robots now perform all work. Humans live free to strive for pure happiness and aesthetic perfection. Everyone except for Reid Rosales. Unhappy with joy, unfulfilled by satisfaction, in the throes of a creative slump, Reid longs for something -anything- to help him rise above the easy pleasures of humanity's perfected society. Reid thinks he's the only one, until he stumbles on Club 20c, a twentieth-century nostalgia club.

There he finds his calling in the long-lost virtues of a harder life... but at what cost?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 440g
  • English
  • 0998712000
  • 9780998712000

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If you enjoyed Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World, or even Pixar's Wall-e there is something for you in Nate Ragolia's The Retroactivist. ... a tribute to what Indie Authors have to offer. - JOSH JONES, Introvert Press

The Retroactivist is a brilliant example of speculative fiction wondering to what extent human abilities are necessary for the future we're currently heading towards... - GEORGIE EVANS, Cultured Vultures

The satire is sharp and I found Reid's struggle to find meaning in a life of leisure thought-provoking. - Unlimited Book Reviews

Author Nate Ragolia pens an incredible dystopian tale... I would recommend The Retroactivist to anyone who enjoys reading about a futuristic society where the world is regulated in a similar way to George Orwell's 1984 (but not as totalitarian), or just someone who wants to break free from the mold of political rhetoric and enter into a Twilight Zone-esque atmosphere. - AMANDA MOSES, Spring Creek Sun
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