A chilling literary dystopia for those who love Iain Banks and J.G. Ballard
The new novel from Simon Ings is a story that balances on the knife blade of a new technology. Augmented Reality uses computing power to overlay a digital imagined reality over the real world. Whether it be adverts or imagined buildings and imagined people, with Augmented Reality the world is no longer as it appears to you; it is as it is imagined by someone else. Two friends are working at the cutting edge of this technology, and when they are offered backing to take the idea and make it into the next global entertainment,they realize that wolves hunt in this imagined world. And the wolves might be them. A story about technology becomes a personal quest into a changed world and the pursuit of a secret from the past. A secret about a missing mother, a secret that could hide a murder. This is no dry analysis of how a technology might change us; it is a terrifying thriller, a picture of a dark tomorrow that is just around the corner. Ings takes the satire and mordant satirical view of J.G. Ballard and propels it into the 21st century.
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Simon Ings is the author of Dead Water, Headlong, and Hot Head. He writes non-fiction for Faber, contributes to New Scientist, and is the editor of Arcfinity magazine.Review:
"Renowned editor and critic Simon Ings returned to science fiction with his latest novel Wolves, a blistering meditation on grief, mortality and the technology of augmented reality. Science fiction is sometimes criticised for caring more about gadgets than people, Simon Ings is one of the writers changing that." —Buzzfeed
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Buchbeschreibung Gollancz, 2014. 23 cm, Paperback. Buchzustand: Gut. 304 S Lese- und Lagerspuren, etwas eselsohrig, Bleistiftanstriche und -notizen am Tetxrand / Gutes Exemplar / Bo11 / A-Z 47363 BO11 ISBN 9780575119734 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 519. Artikel-Nr. 47363