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A Calculated Life

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
Nominated for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award! Late in the twenty-first century, big business is booming and state institutions are thriving thanks to advances in genetic engineering, which have produced a compliant population free of addictions. Violent crime is a rarity. Hyper-intelligent Jayna is a star performer at top predictive agency Mayhew McCline, where she forecasts economic and social trends. A brilliant mathematical modeler, she far outshines her co-workers, often correcting their work on the quiet. Her latest coup: finding a link between northeasterly winds and violent crime. When a string of events contradicts her forecasts, Jayna suspects she needs more data and better intuition. She needs direct interactions with the rest of society. Bravely-and naively-she sets out to disrupt her strict routine and stumbles unwittingly into a world where her IQ is increasingly irrelevant...a place where human relationships and the complexity of life are difficult for her to decode. And as she experiments with taking risks, she crosses the line into corporate intrigue and disloyalty. Can Jayna confront the question of what it means to live a "normal" life? Or has the possibility of a "normal" life already been eclipsed for everyone?

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
ISBN: 1-4778-4951-3 / 978-1-4778-4951-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: 47North
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
ISBN: 0-9574296-1-4 / 978-0-9574296-1-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Anne Charnock
Availability: Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : MP3 CD
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
ISBN: 1-5113-3382-0 / 978-1-5113-3382-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
ISBN: 1-4805-7236-5 / 978-1-4805-7236-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Calculated Life
Author(s): Anne Charnock
Publisher: 47North
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