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Ita€™s 2020, and therea€™s a crisis brewing in the depths of the Greenland Ice Sheet thata€™s a threat to everyone on the planet. But California girl Camilla Brightly is an expat just trying to make a buck, working for an offbeat PR firm. Their latest project? Everyone on staff has to get their a€œdomestic helpmatesa€a€”anything from dishwashers to disco ballsa€”networked via a clienta€™s smart home automation system. Camilla doesna€™t want Big Brother knowing that the only thing in her freezer is the makings for a vodka smoothie, but thata€™s not the worst of her problems. A hacker trying to take down her firm stumbles across a secret Camilla didna€™t even know she was keeping, and her refrigerator is so smart ita€™s figured out how to stalk her. Global warming has reached a tipping pointa€”and so has Camilla. She cana€™t stop the impending apocalypse...but can she save herself? Camilla has to try to untangle herself from her less-than-harmonious home, foil a blackmailer, and face down an ecological disaster that might change life as she knows it forever. qWakeqa€”the prequel to qAn Etiquette Guide to the End Timesqa€”is a novel of climate change, unruly appliances, and finding a place to belong.I finish my coffee, cold now, and stand up. But then I see ... Factory resets! My heart thrums against my ribcage as I pick up my cell and scurry outside, almost tripping on not just one but two steps. ... If you do a factory reset on a device with a virus, will it wipe the virus out?a€ He pauses. a€œWe tried to figure out how to do that exact thing. ... After I hang up the phone, I square my shoulders and head back inside.

Author:Maia Sepp
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