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The Affinities Robert Charles Wilson

The Affinities

Robert Charles Wilson

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ISBN : 9780765384447
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304 pages
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In our rapidly changing world of social media, everyday people are more and more able to sort themselves into social groups based on finer and finer criteria. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilsons The Affinities, this process is superchargedMoreIn our rapidly changing world of social media, everyday people are more and more able to sort themselves into social groups based on finer and finer criteria. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilsons The Affinities, this process is supercharged by new analytic technologies: genetic, brain-mapping, behavioral. To join one of the twenty-two Affinities is to change ones life. Its like family, and more than family. Your fellow members arent just like you, and they arent just people who are likely to like you. Theyre also the people with whom you can best cooperate in all areas of life, creative, interpersonal, even financial.At loose ends both professional and personal, young Adam Fisk takes the suite of tests to see whether he qualifies for any of the Affinities and finds that hes a match for one of the largest, the one called Tau. Its utopian--at first. His problems resolve themselves as he becomes part of a global network of people dedicated to helping one another, to helping him, but as the differing Affinities put their new powers to the test, they begin to rapidly chip away at the power of governments, of global corporations, and of all the institutions of the old world- then, with dreadful inevitability, the different Affinities begin to go to war with one another.