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Fiction: Science Fiction, Dystopian, satire, survival
What would you do if aliens landed and took away your ability to survive? Draw of course!
Title: Landscape with Invisible Hand
By: M.T. Anderson
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Book Group Leader: John Lewis
Goodreads: 3.56 Stars
Amazon: 4.3 Stars
Ms. Smith’s Review: 4 Stars: Quirky describes this book perfectly. I mean, it has aliens that look like table tops!
Awards/Honors: Star reviews from Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal
When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem "classic" Earth culture (doo-wop music, still-life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go — and what he’s willing to sacrifice — to give the vuvv what they want.
Other titles by M.T. Anderson: Feed, Symphony for the City of the Dead, Octavia Nothing