Use Me at Your Own Risk: Visions from the Darkest Timeline
By Anuradha Vikram
Use Me at Your Own Risk takes place in 2046, a near future where both automation and climate collapse are more advanced. In five provocative sections, readers confront the ethical challenges inherent in our unprecedented shift to automation. Vikram sets the stage for these imagined futures in vivid detail, describing environments, complex characters, and events in disparate locations from New Delhi to Los Angeles.
Described by Vikram as an activist art project, this speculative novel asks us to question our role in the destruction of our environment, the impact of automation on society, and heightened inequity across class, race, and gender.
With a foreword by Alexandra Grant & Addy Rabinovitch
Designed by Margaret Tedesco
Cover art by Isip Xin
Published by X Artists Books, 2023
Softcover, 158 pages, 5.5 × 7 inches