The climate changed. In addition, antibiotic-resistant viruses ravaged the earth. The corporation saves humanity, or does it? What happens if the corporation totally runs all facets of human existence? What happens to human relations? What happens to the way we love, worship, and live? The answers suggested by Lane in World Mart look a lot like where we will be in the not too distance future. In some areas, like the connection of education to class, it is simply a mirror of our present society.
But not only that, Lane provides a picture of the human need to dehumanize "others." Lane even provides a not too flattering glance at what happens to faith in an environment that is supportive of the corporation.
In general the story made sense to me. It grabbed me from the beginning and kept me interested especially in George's final quest. I did have a minor issue with the "coincidences" towards the end that seemed a bit contrived. However the very end left me as I think a story like this should leave us.
I strongly suggest that you read this novel that really hits close to home. ~ Quincy Simpson, from the Kindle Book Review.