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Sourdough


作者  /  Robin Sloan

出版社 / FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX

出版日期 / 2017/09/05

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$469

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羅賓.史隆(Robin Sloan)在《24小時神秘書店》中打造了一座書籍的世界,在《老麵種》(Sourdough)這本令人引頸期待的新書裡,他為讀者創作了一個不可思議的食物與科技的世界。

Lois Clary是個在舊金山機器人公司上班的軟體工程師,每天吃的都是些不甚可口的食物,像是樂利包裡的膠狀營養物。當她發現在Clement街上一對兄弟賣的食物可以撫慰她的心靈時,她每天的晚餐就都由這對兄弟供應了。但是,好景不常,兩兄弟的簽證到期了,不得不離開美國。在離開前,這對兄弟送給Lois一團老麵,還有來自神祕種族Mazg的音樂CD。Lois必須要小心餵養這糰老麵,給它聽Mazg音樂,還要知道如何利用麵團烤出好麵包。

剛開始,Lois失敗的麵包上,出現了人臉的輪廓,後來越做越好,好到公司餐廳的主廚鼓勵她到一個創意的農夫市集販售麵包。要進到這個創意市集,賣家提供的食物必須是透過科技方式來生產,比如:經過演算法最佳化製成的貝果、核災地車諾比爾的蜂蜜…等。市集經理告訴Lois,只要她能提供”機器人麵包”,就能獲准加入市集賣家的行列。Lois是否能夠寫出機器人手臂的程式,讓她在家中廚房做出機器人麵包呢?更棘手的是,她該如何安撫情緒反覆無常那一糰老麵?那個神祕的創意市集審查委員會又是何方神聖?

在本書中,作者精準地抓住了當代的工作場域與現實環境的樣貌,還有未來的趨勢。

In his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her--feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she's providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer's market, and a whole new world opens up.

When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?

Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681466413009
ISBN 13 /9780374903343
ISBN 10 /0374903344
EAN /9780374903343

頁數272
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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