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The employees : a workplace novel of the 22nd century  Cover Image Book Book

The employees : a workplace novel of the 22nd century / Olga Ravn ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken.

Ravn, Olga, (author.). Aitken, Martin, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780811231350
  • ISBN: 0811231356
  • Physical Description: 125 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Funny and doom-drenched, The Employees chronicles the fate of the Six-Thousand Ship. The human and humanoid crew members complain about their daily tasks in a series of staff reports and memos. When the ship takes on a number of strange objects from the planet New Discovery, the crew becomes strangely and deeply attached to them, even as tensions boil toward mutiny, especially among the humanoids. Olga Ravn's prose is chilling, crackling, exhilarating, and foreboding. The Employees probes into what makes us human, while delivering a hilariously stinging critique of life governed by the logic of productivity"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the Danish.
Subject: Interplanetary voyages > Fiction.
Space ships > Employees > Fiction.
Work environment > Fiction.
Human-robot interaction > Fiction.
Voyages interplan├ętaires > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Vaisseaux spatiaux > Personnel > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Interaction homme-robot > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Human-robot interaction.
Interplanetary voyages.
Work environment.
Genre: Novels.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Burlington Public Library F RAVN SEP 2022 39851001729418 New Fiction Available -

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