What if one machine could take the place of manufacturing? That is what Brian, a post-apocalyptic man, finds out in this 425 page novel by Carl Lee. Brian and his classmates are pushed towards specific careers on what is left of Earth sometime in the distant future. We follow Brian as he comes of age, and while he discovers the cold hard truth of what that really means.
A Stone’s Throw Away delves into scientific discovery and possibility we only dream of in the modern age. I appreciate how Lee seems researched, and his backings feel realistic. I’m no physicist – perhaps that’s why I’m more likely to accept any pseudo-facts. If there are errors in how things like inter-space travel would work, then I prefer to stay with Lee’s version!