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‘Several People Are Typing’ is the Slack workspace of your worst nightmares


Now that it’s October, it’s officially spooky season. But debut author Calvin Kasulke’s novel “Several People Are Typing” gives us something new to be afraid of — what if you got trapped inside of your office’s Slack workspace, and Slackbot took over your corporeal form? As Kasulke told TechCrunch, “Capitalism is bad and bodies are prisons, but the only thing worse than having one is not having one.”
“Several People Are Typing” is written entirely in Slack messages — Kasulke even wrote style guides for the idiosyncratic typing of each character, helping him develop the cast of characters, who work at a PR agency. Within their Slack workspace, the characters deal with a dog food publicity crisis, in-office romances and fights over …

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