Devil on My Back (Arc One, #1)

Devil on My Back (Arc One, #1) When The Slaves Rebel Against The Rigid Social Order Imposed On The Colony By The All Controlling Computer, Tomi, The Son Of The Colony Overlord Manages To Escape Beyond The Computer S Reach And Discovers What It Is Like To Be Free. Read this as a kid I think it was my first bit of post apocalyptic sci fi I d been looking for it for years on Google, but kept misremembering the title I was starting to think I d hallucinated the whole thing Anyway, it was a great book for young adult fiction It got me to think about a lot of issues I d later see as an adult The main premise of the book, which I appreciated years later is that of a Pluto Republic where your test scores determine your lot in life Until reading the book, Read this as a kid I think it was my first bit of post apocalyptic sci fi I d been looking for it for years on Google, but kept misremembering the title I wa
This was an unexpected find for me I was in highschool, and wandering the library shelves for something to read One of my habits at the library is to wander around and see what I can find I have found plenty of good reads this way, and this book was no exception.I ve always liked sci fi, so reading the inside of the book jacket intrigued me I checked it out, and i was glad to This was a idea that is unique today, evenso back then because computers weren t as much a part of life back t This was an unexpected find for me I was in highschool, and wandering the library shelves for something to read One of my habits at the library is to wander around and see what I can find I have found plenty of good reads this way, and this book was no exception.I ve always liked sci fi, so reading the inside of the book jacket intrigued me I checked it out, and i was glad to This was a idea that is unique today, evenso back then because computers weren t as much a part of life back then, so the idea is neat Personally, I can only imagine how it would feel having something equivalent to a hard drive plugged into my neck, although today, I m sure the size of these plugs
In the far future, after the earth s petroleum ran out and the environment was toxic, humanity retreated into cities enclosed in plastic domes Generations later, young Tomi is nervous He s about to get another information pack slotted into the plug in his spine If his body can handle it, he s progressed another level up the ladder in his society But if his nervous system can t handle it, he ll become a menial laborer at best at wor
I think I ve read this book twenty times In the future, civilization is almost entirely confined to huge domes to ride out a new Dark Age In Arc One, they live in a very stratified society of slaves, workers, and citizens Slaves are those incompatible with the Powerpaks that plug directly into the brains of the workers and citizens, giving them information at the blink of
Reread this a lot growing up Loved how it turned out they were under Montreal I think Tomi is a young clueless lord living in a sheltered community of Arc One he s distinguished from the common rabble by his ability to receive information packets from the computer that controls the Arc On the day when he was supposed to become a full fledged lord, a slave riot breaks out In the confusion of escape, he suddenly finds himself outside of the Arc and has to figure out how to surviv
In the distant future, Tomi is one of the elite he has access to unlimited knowledge through paks that can be attached like software to implanted hardware humans in this society are installed with , and his future is bright He pities the slaves people on whom the installation did not work, making them unfit for anything but labor, unfit for education but treasures his good fortune to be born the way he was And though his generation is taught that the only real civilization is inside the In the distant future, Tomi is one of the elite he has access to unlimited knowledge through paks that can be attached like software to implanted hardware humans in this society are installed with , and his future is bright He pities the slaves people on whom the installation did not work, making them unfit for anything but labor, unfit for education but treasures his good fortune to be born the way he was And though his generation is taught that the only real civilization is inside the domes where they live a dignified life, he soon finds out how fragile his existence is, how ill prepared for life he is, and what freedom is all about.It s interesting what extent the author went to to dehumanize her privileged citizens giving them alien like characteristics and joining them physically with technology to the point that if you re lucky, you ll get so much software piled on you that you ll be warped ph
I really enjoyed re reading this book since I just picked up the sequel at the library.150 years after the Age of Confusion following the End of Oil which the author predicted would happen in 2005 she could not anticipate frakking there exists ArcOne which was built to protect the knowledge of human beings, the way monasteries did during the Dark Ages Unfortunately, the knowledge is now being controlled in specific classes by the Lords, and only the slave class is free of a connection from I really enjoyed re reading this book since I just picked up the sequel at the library.150 years after the Age of Confusion following the End of Oil which the author predicted would happen in 2005 she could not anticipate frakking there exists ArcOne which was built to protect the knowledge of human beings, the way monasteries did during the Dark Ages Unfortunately, the knowledge is now being controlled in specific classes by the Lords, and only the slave class is free of a connection from the computer that regulates life under the dome.Following a revolt of the slaves, the son of the Overlord accidentally falls down the garbage chute and is t
Like most of her books, this one deals with self discovery and learning the truth of the world around them Tomi is an arrogant son of Arc One s Overlord and we come into the story right when he s plugging in the last pack of his computer thing that basically plugs in all this knowledge into his brain this makes him a Lord people who can t accept that much get lower positions in the Arc One and those who can t accept any computer plug ins become slaves as is the case with any society that ha Like most of her books, this one deals with self discovery and learning the truth of the world around them Tomi is an arrogant son of Arc One s Overlord and we come into the story right when he s plugging in the last pack of his computer thing that basically plugs in all this knowledge into his brain this makes him a Lord people who can t accept that much get lower positions in the Arc One and those who can t accept any computer plug ins become slaves as is the case with any society that has slaves, there s some very unhappy people and when an uprising happens Tomi suddenly finds himself knocked down a garbage shaft that leads to the outside something that no one has seen in 100 s of years that s when it all begins in it s way it s a simple adventure but it s still amazing and there s always those twist and turns that catch you off guard and have you digging in forand is often the case the ending is
Really interesting story behind this one I originally read it when I was about 12 years old, sitting in the library, and it made such an impression on me that I remembered it all these years, but couldn t remember the title or the author Finally, this year, I wrote to the library where I had read it as a kid, described it, and asked if they could help Sure enough, they knew the book, and I finally had a title I immediately ordered it on , and after 23 years, finally got to read it ag Really interesting story behind this one I originally read it when I was about 12 years old, sitting in the library, and

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  • Unknown Binding
  • 170 pages
  • Devil on My Back (Arc One, #1)
  • Monica Hughes
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 0862031648