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Version Control - A Novel

Dexter Palmer

An NPR, GQ, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year One of The Washington Post's best science fiction and fantasy books of the year The acclaimed author of The Dream of Perpetual Motion returns with a compelling novel about the effects of science and technology on our friendships, our love lives, and our sense of self. Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: she constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the President seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; her dreams are full of disquiet. Meanwhile, her husband's decade-long dedication to his invention, the causality violation device (which he would greatly prefer you not call a "time machine") has effectively stalled his career and made him a laughingstock in the physics community. But he may be closer to success than either of them knows or can possibly imagine. Version Control is about a possible near future, but it's also about the way we live now. It's about smart phones and self-driving cars and what we believe about the people we meet on the Internet. It's about a couple, Rebecca and Philip, who have experienced a tragedy, and about how they help-and fail to help-each other through it. Emotionally powerful and stunningly visionary, Version Control will alter the way you see your future and your present.

An NPR, GQ, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year One of The Washington Post's best science fiction and fantasy books of the year The acclaimed author of The Dream of Perpetual Motion returns with a compelling novel about the effects of science and technology on our friendships, our love lives, and our sense of self. Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: she constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the President seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; her dreams are full of disquiet. Meanwhile, her husband's decade-long dedication to his invention, the causality violation device (which he would greatly prefer you not call a "time machine") has effectively stalled his career and made him a laughingstock in the physics community. But he may be closer to success than either of them knows or can possibly imagine. Version Control is about a possible near future, but it's also about the way we live now. It's about smart phones and self-driving cars and what we believe about the people we meet on the Internet. It's about a couple, Rebecca and Philip, who have experienced a tragedy, and about how they help-and fail to help-each other through it. Emotionally powerful and stunningly visionary, Version Control will alter the way you see your future and your present.
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An NPR, GQ, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year One of The Washington Post's best science fiction and fantasy books of the year The acclaimed author of The Dream of Perpetual Motion returns with a compelling novel about the effects of science and technology on our friendships, our love lives, and our sense of self. Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: she constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the President seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; her dreams are full of disquiet. Meanwhile, her husband's decade-long dedication to his invention, the causality violation device (which he would greatly prefer you not call a "time machine") has effectively stalled his career and made him a laughingstock in the physics community. But he may be closer to success than either of them knows or can possibly imagine. Version Control is about a possible near future, but it's also about the way we live now. It's about smart phones and self-driving cars and what we believe about the people we meet on the Internet. It's about a couple, Rebecca and Philip, who have experienced a tragedy, and about how they help-and fail to help-each other through it. Emotionally powerful and stunningly visionary, Version Control will alter the way you see your future and your present.

Language:

English

Narrators:

January LaVoy

Length:

18h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:27


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:49


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:51


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:10


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:01


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:30


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:53


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:16


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:35


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:54


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:49


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:05


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:17


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:59


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:35


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:49


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:24


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:06


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:26


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:18


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:27


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:47


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:23


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:09


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:12


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:58


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:07


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:39


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:21


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:23


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:52


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:58


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:24


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:55


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:50


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:30


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:56


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:32


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:53


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:16


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:43


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:10


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:44


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:45


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:41


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:10


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:47


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:24


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:27


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:31


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:01


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:10


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:50


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:25


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:18


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:25


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:29


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:13


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:53


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:48


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:47


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:36


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:21


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:26


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:08


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

09:06


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:26


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:52


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:11


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:36


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:37


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:25


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:30


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:53


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:50


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:47


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

00:26