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What's really going on? Who's really in charge? You have NO. F***KING. IDEA.

A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa.  An art-school dropout, and AIDS baby, a tech-activist and an RPG-obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one. Getting disconnected is a punishment worse than imprisonment, but someone's got to stand up to Government Inc. - whatever the cost.  Taking hedonistic trends in society to their ultimate conclusions, this tale paints anything but a forecasted utopia, satirically undermining the reified idea of progress as society's white knight.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Digital Natives | Corporate Wars | Future | Teenage Riot ]
Publisher: Nottingham : Angry Robot, [2010]
ISBN: 9780857660053
Characteristics: 1 online resource (235 p.)


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May 20, 2014

Where this novel, set in the future, mirrors the events of today is the most depressing and unfortunate suicide of hacktavist and Reddit founder, Aaron Swartz. The federal prosecutors (democratically appointed, as who can tell the difference between either party today) had stated that part of Aaron's punishment, along with a lengthy jail sentence, was an Internet sanction - - he wasn't allowed to go online for the remainder of his life! [Just prior to his suicide, the prosecutors decided to drop this punishment, but his attorney and so-called mentor, Lawrence Lessig, waited a few days, before telling Aaron and by that time Aaron was dead. Lessig would later attend the forum for international finance and banker types, the Bilderberger Forum, along with executives from Stratfor and Palantir Technology - - highly, highly suspicious?]

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May 20, 2014


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