Books The Electric State by Simon Stalenhag Hardcover, 133 pages, Skybound Books, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Electric StateAuthorSimon Stalenhag Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary In late 1997, a teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange landscape where the ruins of battle drones litter the countryside, along with the trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Simon Stalenhag Things from the Flood Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Electric State NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Futuristic Dreams Turn To Nightmare In 'Electric State' October 21, 2018 In his latest book, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag uses his ghostly photorealism to create an alternate America overcome by an addiction to technology, by drought, by war and loss and loneliness.