For Rebecca Wright, the protagonist of Dexter Palmer's new novel, Version Control, reality doesn't feel right. Lots of other people feel the same way, she notices, but it's obvious why she might: her only son, Sean, was killed in a car accident two years ago. Somewhat drunk, she was not-driving their automated car when an escalating many-car crash led the car to ask if she wanted to take the wheel. She knows she shouldn't have, and that having done so she shouldn't have turned right. Left would have saved her son, her physicist husband, Philip Steiner, has explained. Since then, she has given up drinking, and works at home a few hours a day in customer service -- really, selling enhanced packages rather than solving problems -- for the Lovability dating site where she met Philip. The financial practices of this data-driven site are as meticulously and cold-bloodedly worked out as those of any psychic hotline scam. The not-quite-rightness and the title serve notice that there's an … [Read more...] about Version Control, book review: Who knows where the time goes?