The entire Earth transformed into a tourist trap. The world as an enormous labyrinthine hospital bureaucracy. A lonely world ruled by computers. Memory police who erase parts of society from everyone all at once. Speculative literature has provided some strange dystopias. Here’s more from Publishers Weekly:
A Planet for Rent by Yoss
The Cuban author Yoss has been writing excellent, weird science fiction for a while now. If you haven’t hopped on the Yoss train yet, then there’s no better place to start than his first novel translated into English, A Planet for Rent. In this novel-in-stories, Earth has been colonized by powerful alien races and turned into a tourist trap. Humans are desperate to escape on homemade rocket ships, and the ones who stay scrape out a living incubating alien grubs in their bodies or else taking on bizarre entertainment jobs like having your limbs and organs exploded on stage. The book’s critique of colonialism, capitalism, and communist bureaucracy are clear, but even at its most dystopian, the novel never forgets to be fun.
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