The age of the conglomerates: a novel of the future

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Now that they are in power, there are no more checks and balances. The Conglomerates, and their mysterious party chairman, have taken over everything and everyone. There is no one left to stop them. Forty years in the future, in a world where Big Brother runs amok, a powerful political party known as the Conglomerates has emerged, vowing to enforce economic martial law at any cost. Dr. Christine Salter, director of genetic development at a New York medical center, is in charge of "genetic contouring," the much-in-demand science of producing the ideal child. But Christine is increasingly troubled by odd events, including the strange disappearance of Gabriel Cruz, a co-worker for whom she has a developing affection, and the fact that her latest assignment-making the Conglomerate chairman more youthful through genetic engineering-is an especially dangerous task. As mandated by the Family Relief Act, Christine's grandparents are relocated to a government-designed community in the American Southwest, along with other Coots (the official term given to the elderly), who are considered an economic and social burden to family and society. But even in this cold, cruel age, the Conglomerates can only control so much. In his enthralling debut, Thomas Nevins thrillingly chronicles a brave new world where one family struggles to survive by keeping alive feelings of mercy, loyalty, and love. Praise for The Age of the Conglomerates : "Smart and exhilarating . . . a highly original debut novel, told in an exciting voice, that casts shades of Asimov." -Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Charlemagne Pursuit
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subject_facetDepressions -- United States -- Fiction
Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Old age -- Economic aspects -- Fiction
Older people -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Political fiction
Political parties -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction
Science fiction
Social control -- United States -- Fiction
Social problems -- United States -- Fiction
Women geneticists -- Fiction
title_displayThe age of the conglomerates : a novel of the future
title_fullThe age of the conglomerates : a novel of the future / Thomas Nevins
title_shortThe age of the conglomerates
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topic_facetCorrupt practices
Depressions
Economic aspects
Grandparent and child
Old age
Older people
Political parties
Social conditions
Social control
Social problems
Women geneticists