European Book Club
With the book "QualityLand" by Marc-Uwe Kling
This month’s pick at the European Union Book Club in Ottawa comes from Germany:
"QualityLand" by Marc-Uwe Kling
About the book:
Welcome to QualityLand, in a not-too-distant future: Everything runs smoothly - work, leisure and relationships are optimized by algorithms. Nevertheless, machine scrapper Peter Arbeitsloser is increasingly getting the feeling that something is wrong with his life. If the system is really so perfect, why are there drones that suffer from a fear of flying, or combat robots with post-traumatic stress disorder? Why are the machines becoming more and more human, but the humans more and more machine-like? Marc-Uwe Kling has condensed the promises and unease of the digital present into an astounding satire of the future that will resonate for a long time. Visionary, enigmatic - and as funny as his Känguruh Trilogie. (translated from ullstein-buchverlage.de)
Please join us for an interesting and inspiring evening!
The European Book Club meets every month and is organized by the Ottawa cluster of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and Ottawa Public Library. Meetings are free, discussions are held in English. Given Covid-19 restrictions, for the time being, meetings are held via Zoom.
Price: Free admittance