Twenty-Five to Life

Twenty-Five to Life

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Riley is two years too young to get out from under her mother's thumb, and what
does it matter? She's over-educated, under-employed, and kept mostly numb by
her pharma emplant. Her best friend, who she's mostly been interacting with via
virtual reality for the past decade, is part of the colony mission to Proxima
Centauri. Plus, the world is coming to an end. So, there's that.

Julie's mother decides it's time to let go of the family home in a failing
suburb and move to the city to be closer to work and her new beau, Julie
decides to take matters into her own hands. She runs, illegally, hoping to find
and hide with the Volksgeist, a loose-knit culture of tramps, hoboes, senior
citizens, artists, and never-do-wells who have elected to ride out the end of
the world in their campers and converted vans, constantly on the move over the
back roads of America.

File Under: Science Fiction [ #VanLife | Driving Out and Growing Up | No (wo)man left behind | Cube Route ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Angry Robot
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0857669206
  • 9780857669209
  • 2,066,176

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"Not to be missed." "Greene nails it!" "Engaging and memorable." "Sure to connect with anyone who has searched for their purpose in life and a place to belong." "Twenty-Five to Life is a story of found friendship between the unlikeliest of characters and the rediscovery of humanity in the face of doom." "This book hooked me. Greene's not-too-distant dystopian future really hits home."
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About R.W.W. Greene

R.W.W. Greene is based in New Hampshire, USA. He is a frequent panellist at the Boskone Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention in Boston, and his work has seen daylight in Stupefying Stories, Daily Science Fiction, New Myths, and Jersey Devil Press. Greene keeps bees, collects typewriters, and lives with his writer/artist spouse Brenda and two cats. He is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association of America.
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Rating details

81 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 42% (34)
4 37% (30)
3 16% (13)
2 2% (2)
1 2% (2)
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