The Automatic Age is the story of a father and son navigating an automated apocalypse.
The future was supposed to be a mechanical utopia of automats, self-driving cars, food pills, and nostalgia machines, designed to create maximum comfort and efficiency for its human inhabitants. But this automated paradise has turned into a world where robot search teams find and remove the troublesome humans that clutter it with grim efficiency.
Now Kerion and his young son, Barry, are two of the few people left behind. They must find a way not only to survive, but to reclaim their humanity.
Shortlisted for the 2021 Manuela Dias Book Illustration Award!
Praise for The Automatic Age
“Desperate, suspenseful action in a nightmarish scenario.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Chomichuk has developed a fascinating, complex setting . . . And he uses it to explore timely themes of automation, scarcity economics, and robot ethics, while also showcasing his formidable imagination.” — Quill & Quire
“Though the action-filled plot with its short chapters will easily hold readers’ attention, it is Chomichuk’s worldbuilding that will really grab readers” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A gripping, action-packed page turner about a father and son trying to survive their post-apocalyptic world. I couldn’t put it down.” — Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara
Read this interview by Fanbase Press with author GMB Chomichuk on his inspiration behind the series
Click here to listen to GMB Chomichuk read from The Automatic Age on CBC Manitoba!