Try the place next door if you’re looking for coffee. Oh, you wanted a book. Kind of young, so I wonder if you know what a book is. No, it isn’t the stuff they put into your brain these days. Not exactly. Both hold stories, but the classic methods are what you hold in your hands. Sure, you can’t carry as many as the eReaders or the mind plugs. Issue with paper cuts too . . . It’s when you get a cut from the edge of paper, which is what books are made out of. Just watch your hands, kid. So, are you still interested?
Sure, I’ll go with retro and carrying a book around being a cool thing. Hope you read the thing you buy. Yes, you have to do it with your eyes open because you can’t see it in your dreams until after you read it the first time. We have all the classics from all the genres, so pick something that interests you. Even if you only have a vague idea, I can steer you in the right direction. Here’s a mask and an emergency oxygen tank since there’s a lot of dust around here. I’m good because I haven’t stepped outside in cen . . . a long time. Don’t look a day over fifty, huh?
You’re looking for a story with a flying lizard that breathes fire and attacks people who live in squalor. Forgot they banned certain genres a few years back and they only got revived this year. Your parents were part of the rebellion? Surprised you don’t know what a dragon is, but most of your generation are into the old world thrillers. Back when they used bullets instead of sonic darts. Though what you’re going for involves swords and other medieval weaponry. You know what a knife is? Take that bread slicer and make it bigger, sharper, a capital ‘T’ for the hilt, and a fancy holder on your belt. That’s a sword. Let me see what I can find you.
I’ve got one about school kids fighting evil, another about two best friends fighting evil, an outcast fighting evil, an idiot and his friends fighting evil, one about a young man learning to fight evil, a bunch of kids going to another world to fight evil . . . Heroes in this genre tend to fight evil a lot. So, pick your literary pleasure. Yes, we do take virtual money. I may peddle in the old stuff, but I know what’s worthless and what’s not. If you even think of pointing at a book to say it’s worthless then you’ll be banned. Okay, that one you can get away with. Nobody knows what that author was thinking or why it was published. In fact, that’s what caused the downfall. But that’s another story.