Hiroji, 13, lives in a Federation where 85% of the population have become 'Redundants', unemployed, losing their jobs to robots.
Parked in a housing project where life is hard, he and his neighbours hear about Eden, lavish villages built across the country where millions of Redudants will be migrated to enjoy 'a life of outstanding comfort, for free, forever'.
Eden is immediately dubbed 'a milestone in the history of mankind', 'the highest expression of solidarity, humanity and togetherness' towards those who have been sidelined by thriving biotechnological economies.
Skeptical, Hiroji's mother takes her children to Eden only to discover that their village is indeed beautiful and luxurious. Their new home reminds her of the fully-serviced 'Life Pad' she could afford when she was still a federal judge.
Hiroji, elated, embraces his new life where school is an immersive virtual experience taking him across space and time, where everything, even food, is predictive and tailored to his smallest likes and preferences.
All is well and exciting till a malfunction occurs, raising Hiroji's suspicion about Eden's true purpose.
EDEN is a fast-paced adventurous novella. Set in the year 2061, it raises timely questions about virtual reality, robotisation, artificial intelligence, fake news and transhumanism.