Biff Mitchell lives in a hovel at the edge of the world. He has no life. He has no
friends. Neighborhood children throw stones at his hovel. At night, Biff throws stones at
Someday Biff plans to write a book about a man who lives in a house that is stoned daily
by neighborhood children who—through some magical twist of events—turn into snowmen.
When Spring arrives, the man’s house melts.
New Book Spoofs Work in the New Millennium
Based on his 25-year roller coaster ride in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Biff Mitchell’s latest novel, Team Player, explores the world of work in the 21st Century. The story is set in an uncomfortably close future where the world is run by homicidal marketing managers who kill for love, company, and the almighty promotion.
Aside from the talking brain cells and the rampaging neutrinos, says Mr. Mitchell, the angry Italian ghosts and the Bolshevik computers, and the thirty naked pagan women who save the universe with help from a man who thinks he’s a tree aside from all that: this story could actually take place in any global IT company headquartered in the tallest building in the world, which might be built as an amplified replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In one scene, 32 new hires are laid off before their first day of work. At the mandatory farewell lunch they're told: 'And, yes, you will be missed - all the potential, the energy and enthusiasm, the positive attitudes that were the reason you were hired in the first place will be noticeably absent in the lives of the people who would have been working with you. But, then, that’s the software business.' Heads around the table nod in agreement.
No. words: 58000
Style: Science Fiction, Humour, Speculative Fiction
Available Formats: MOBI EPUB MS Word PDF MS Reader RTF
Product type: EBook
Published: 2 / 2021
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