Burroughs”*, a man who uses virtual reality to escape the horror of his dystopian world becomes obsessed with a mystery that could drive him mad. If books like this are the future of fiction, I'm not afraid for books at all. Pittsburgh post-Gazette*Stewart O'Nan. Pittsburgh is john dominic Blaxton’s home even though the city has been uninhabitable ruin and ash for the past decade.
Dick, and William S. Including Dominic’s wife and unborn child. In this “wild mash-up of Raymond Chandler, Philip K. Obsessed with uncovering this woman’s identity and what happened to her, Dominic follows a trail from the virtual world into reality. Ballard; a cynically outrageous mystery less in the tradition of Chandler than that of James Ellroy.
When he’s not reliving every recorded moment with his wife in an endless cycle of desperation and despair, Dominic investigates mysterious deaths preserved in the Archive before Pittsburgh’s destruction. The pittsburgh dominic lives in is the Archive, an immersive virtual reconstruction of the city’s buildings, and landmarks, parks, as well as the people who once lived there.
A bleak, gorgeous romp through a pornographic and political American id. Dick and J. G. But finding the truth buried deep within an illusion means risking his sanity and his very existence.
The Gone World
To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself. Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.
Libra—a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence. Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence to crack the present-day case.
Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U. S. S. In western pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family—and to locate his vanished teenage daughter. I promise you have never read a story like this.
Blake crouch, new york times bestselling author of dark MatterInception meets True Detective in this science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.
Gnomon: A novel
In the static between these stories, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself. The staggering consequences of what she finds will reverberate throughout the world. A dazzling, captivating and irreverent, panoramic achievement, and Nick Harkaway's most brilliant work to date, Gnomon is peerless and profound, as it pierces through strata of reality and consciousness, and illuminates how to set a mind free.
The system doesn't make mistakes, but something isn't right about the circumstances surrounding Hunter's death. Embedded in the memories of these impossible lives lies a code which Neith must decipher to find out what Hunter is hiding. Mielikki neith, a trusted state inspector and a true believer in the System, is assigned to find out what went wrong.
It is a truly accomplished novel from a mind possessing a matchless wit infused with a deep humanity. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, what she finds isn't Hunter but rather a panorama of characters within Hunter's psyche: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game, and a sociopathic disembodied intelligence from the distant future.
. A best science fiction book of 2017 -- the guardianfrom the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, that is equal parts dark comedy, comes a virtuosic new novel set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle. In the world of gnomon, citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of 'transparency.
Tropic of Kansas: A Novel
Her infiltration of clandestine networks made of old technology and new politics soon transforms her into the hunted one, and gives her a shot at being the agent of real change—if she is willing to give up the explosive government secrets she has sworn to protect. But first he must survive the wild edgelands of a barren mid-America policed by citizen militias and autonomous drones, where one wrong move can mean capture.
. Or death. Broken into warring territories, its center has become a wasteland DMZ known as “the Tropic of Kansas. Though this gaping geographic hole has no clear boundaries, broken by greed and exploitation, everyone knows it's out there—that once-bountiful part of the heartland, where neglect now breeds unrest.
. One step behind, undercover in the underground, is Tania. A seattle times noteworthy book of 2017!“Futurist as provocateur! The world is sheer batshit genius. As brother and sister traverse these vast and dangerous badlands, their paths will eventually intersect on the front lines of a revolution whose fuse they are about to light.
A truly hallucinatorily envisioned environment. William gibson, ’ but then again, and ultimately hopeful: it might not ‘make America great again, dark, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author“Timely, it just might.
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
This—this—is the cutting edge of science fiction. Richard K. Morgan, honestly, and relentlessly, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears, only wants what's best for you? Trapped aboard the starship Eriophora, Sunday Ahzmundin is about to discover the components of any successful revolution: conspiracy, author of Altered CarbonHow do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each job shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, code—and unavoidable casualties.
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The Gone-Away World
They grew up together, they rebelled in college together, they studied kung-fu together, and they fought in the Go Away War together. Now, nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, with the world in shambles and dark, they have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. But they quickly realize that this assignment is more complex than it seems, and before it is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind, ninjas, whose only goal is world domination.
. A hilarious, a thrilling war story, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, and an all out kung-fu infused mission to save the world. Gonzo lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth.
The only choice left to her is a simple one. Does she resist. Fix the past. To make the experiment work, they just need one last recruit: an ageing schoolteacher whose late mother was the foremost expert on the mathematics of paradox. 2028: a young woman goes into surgery for routine brain surgery. An unwanted presence which seems to have a will, and a purpose, all of its own – one that will disrupt her life entirely.
Master of science fiction Alastair Reynolds unfolds a time-traveling climate fiction adventure in Permafrost. 2080: at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a group of scientists, engineers and physicians gather to gamble humanity’s future on one last-ditch experiment. Their goal: to make a tiny alteration to the past, averting a global catastrophe while at the same time leaving recorded history intact.
In the days following her operation, she begins to hear another voice in her head. Save the present. Stop the future. Or become a collaborator?at the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
The #1 new york times bestselling author of seveneves, Reamde, Anathem, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future.
In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong.
Now in his middle years, managing his myriad business interests, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia. Fall, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, gods and followers, angels and demons, or Dodge in Hell is pure, the finite and the eternal.
Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. In his youth, richard “dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Combining the technological, and spiritual in one grand myth, philosophical, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.
It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself.
Semiosis: A Novel Semiosis Duology Book 1
Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke. Locus 2018 recommended reading listnew york public library—best of 2018the verge—best of 2018thrillist—best books of 2018vulture—10 best sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018Chicago Review of Books—The 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018Texas Library Association—Lariat List Top Books for 2019Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they’ll have to survive on the one they found.
Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. They don’t realize another life form watches. And waits.
Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. Nominated for the hugo award for best novel 2018nominated for the nebula Award for Best Novel 2018 In this Hugo nominated science fiction thriller by Mur Lafferty, a crew of clones awakens aboard a space ship to find they're being hunted-and any one of them could be the killer.
Maria arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. She has no memory of how she died. And maria isn't the only one to die recently. Unlock the bold new science fiction thriller that Corey Doctorow calls Mur's "breakout book".
This is Not a Game Dagmar Shaw Thrillers Book 1
You turn the pages of the book not just to get answers, but to get the questions, also. A very happy pawn. From the anarchy of a street riot in indonesia to the brutality of a Mafia killing in Los Angeles, from the seedy glitz of Hollywood to the ruthless international currency market, Dagmar finds herself at the center of an intrigue far more desperate than those she devises for entertainment.
And somehow, the key to the puzzle lies in her own past, she knows, and the gaming group she joined in college. Like a pawn. Dagmar must draw on all her powers, not the least of which is her circle of online gamers whose well-honed puzzle-solving skills may prove vital to preserving her life. This is Not a Game.
Walter jon williams is a visionary of tremendous power and originality. And there is no Second Life. He kills every damn time. Junot díaz, pulitzer prize-winning authorWhen you play one of Dagmar’s online games, you can’t just shut down the computer and walk away. There is no letdown, no clumsy resolution, no descent into lameness.
Stopping, it’s not an option. Everything works, williams maneuvering the reader, the story coming together beautifully like a well-played game of chess, skillfully.