If your interests lie at the intersection of the sets in this Venn diagram:
then you’ll enjoy Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Mine do. A really good, fun read.
I like the conclusion, too: “There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care. All the secrets in the world worth knowing are hidden in plain sight. It takes 41 seconds to climb a ladder three stories tall. It’s not easy to imagine the year 3012, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. We have new capabilities now – strange powers we’re still getting used to.”
Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore