Eric Coble’s ironic comedy depicts a future where technology rules supreme: everything is cooked in a microwave, blogging has replaced conversation, school has become virtual and the coca-cola flavor of the week is vanilla-cherry-lime. In Natural Selection (2006) Henry Carson, a curator at Cultural Fiesta Theme Park, is forced to travel the country in order to restock the Native American Pavilion. He soon finds that “native” can no longer be strictly defined. Technology has a decided disadvantage against mythology and, after years spent making the world artificial, the world begins to fight.
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