The Employees, by Olga Ravn

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The objects found on the planet New Discovery are at once fleshily repellent and strangely magnetic, and they are driving those aboard the Six-Thousand Ship slowly insane. Told in darkly funny and sometimes dreamlike statements from the fracturing crew, The Employees melds outer space psychological horror with perceptive commentary on the future of work. Like all great speculative fiction, Ravn's narrative asks us to consider what it is to be human and demonstrates what we might lose in the process of definition.

The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811231350
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Published: New Directions - February 1st, 2022