Publisher: The Parliament House
Eternal life Inside is a digital paradise if you can make rent. Jim Chord can’t. He already sold off the last of his childhood memories. The love of his life has ghosted him. He has nowhere left to run. When a trillionaire goes missing, Jim has one last shot to track him down and earn a reward that will keep him Inside forever. But the magnate seems to be dead, and that simply doesn’t happen. Not here. Not to someone with money. The solution to this impossible mystery can only be found on the Outside - the grimy, blood-soaked physical world that Jim had happily forgotten. Now he must face the people and sensations he’d abandoned in a world where nothing is free and death is very real.
Paradise awaits you. Ignore the glitches. Read Meatspace!
"Let us award multiple emojis to Asa Shumkas-Tait for convening a vital conversation between his own first novel and E. M. Forster’s seminal dystopian story, “The Machine Stops.” Lovers of Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and China Miéville will take unabashed pleasure in the hardboiled-thriller plotting and pulsing-neon prose of Meatspace."
- James Morrow, Nebula Award-winning author of Shambling Towards Hiroshima and Galápagos Regained