Arthur Smid

The Future

ENTERING THE FINAL FRONTIER of economic mobility, Shane scores a job in tech. They merge a massively multi-player online video game with an investment fund to buy up property after the Cascadia earthquake. The founders are betting on disaster and as Shane gets exposed to the sociopaths inside the company, he begins to passively rebel—but he’s very reluctant to quit. After years of being unable to leverage an indie game he made into a real business, this is his chance to learn. It’s an opportunity to move out of his folks’ house, and his partner does truly need the company health plan. Wealth is their only protection in 21st century America. And yet Shane would rather help create a platform for digital work with real benefits, social solidarity and mutual aid. Can humankind create a new economy?

“Like the best speculative fiction.”—Peter Rock, author of My Abandonment, adapted into the award-winning movie Leave No Trace

“An ambitious and revealing novel.”—Beth Lyons, editor and co-founder of Northwest Quest Publishers

Where vast amounts of money and data meet, you’ll find software developers maximizing returns. You Will Win The Future explores a path to greater returns for all society, and asks if this is even possible. Money is information, technology, power and control, and you have it at your fingertips—this book will take you on a journey to discover how everyday digital tools mediate work, play, and our survival.

“Realistically compelling novel about a possible path to a more just future.”—Carl Abbott, professor emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University and author of Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them

I Want This Damn Book!