The Family Experiment

by John Marrs

On Sale: 07/09/2024

The Family Experiment

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The Family Experiment

by John Marrs

On Sale: 07/09/2024

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From the acclaimed author of The One and The Marriage Act, The Family Experiment is a dark and brilliant speculative thriller about families: real and virtual.

Some families are virtually perfect…

The world's population is soaring, creating overcrowded cities and an economic crisis. And in the UK, the breaking point has arrived. A growing number of people can no longer afford to start families, let alone raise them.

But for those desperate to experience parenthood, there is an alternative. For a monthly subscription fee, clients can create a virtual child from scratch who they can access via the metaverse and a VR headset. To launch this new initiative, the company behind Virtual Children has created a reality TV show called The Substitute. It will follow ten couples as they raise a Virtual Child from birth to the age of eighteen but in a condensed nine-month time period. The prize: the right to keep their virtual child, or risk it all for the chance of a real baby…

Set in the same universe as John Marrs's bestselling novel The One and The Marriage Act, The Family Experiment is a dark and twisted thriller about the ultimate Tamagotchi—a virtual baby.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781488230905
  • ISBN 10: 1488230900
  • Imprint: Harlequin Audio
  • On Sale: 07/09/2024
  • List Price:35.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Dystopian
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Technological

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