FICTION / Technological
Jun 13, 2014 — The Silver Star follows two sisters who, after being abandoned by their artist mother, are sent to live with their uncle in his decaying antebellum mansion. It appears at No. 4.
May 2, 2014 — The Circle, Dave Eggers tale of Silicon Valley power, appears at No. 8.
Nov 7, 2013 — Has new tracking technology put us on a slippery slope toward microchipping our own children? Commentator Barbara J. King worries that it has, and asks if this practice is healthy for kids and parents alike.
Oct 18, 2013 — Dave Eggers' cautionary tale of an all-knowing tech company, The Circle, debuts at No. 4.
Aug 23, 2012 — In fiction, Robert Harris explores a financial crash and Jennifer DuBois recounts a fateful meeting. In nonfiction, Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze how the U.S. lags, Tony Horwitz looks at abolitionist John Brown and Adam Gopnik considers the meaning of food.
Feb 6, 2012 — Robert Harris' new novel explores the scary possibilities of the computerized world we have created for ourselves.