01/06/2012 03:59 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2012

'Blueprints of the Afterlife': New Book Shows Products From The Future

The world was full of precious garbage. So begins "Blueprints of the Afterlife," [$14.00, Grove Press, Black Cat] a novel set largely in a world still reeling and recovering from an apocalyptic era so catastrophic that no one can agree on what actually went down. This is a world ruled by the Bionet, a biological Internet that allows people to hack each others' nervous systems, and qputers, quantum computers so mind-boggling that only a class of ageless monks know what they actually do. Here are some un-helpful customer reviews of various products that show up in this strange new age.