The Last Town

Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683248064

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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"Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago, where people's life choices are dictated. Children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines"--
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Recursion

A Novel

Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524759805

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film. “Gloriously twisting . . . a heady campfire tale of a novel.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • BookRiot Reality is broken. At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery—and what’s in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself. In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth—and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back. Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy—before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos. Praise for Recursion “An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian “Another profound science-fiction thriller. Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human.”—Newsweek “Definitely not one to forget when you’re packing for vacation . . . [Crouch] breathes fresh life into matters with a mix of heart, intelligence, and philosophical musings.”—Entertainment Weekly “A trippy journey down memory lane . . . [Crouch’s] intelligence is an able match for the challenge he’s set of overcoming the structure of time itself.”—Time “Wildly entertaining . . . another winning novel from an author at the top of his game.”—AV Club
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(Post)Colonial Passages

Incursions and Excursions across the Literatures and Cultures in English

Author: Silvia Albertazzi,Francesco Cattani,Rita Monticell

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527525627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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While entailing a subversive re-vision of colonial histories, geographies, and subjectivities, the (post)colonial condition has unleashed a chain of movements, relocations, and re-writings that interrogate the globalized and neoliberal society. Ethnic, “racial”, religious, gendered, and sexual identities have been called into question, and requested to (re)define, name, and re-name themselves, to find new ways to tell their stories/histories. The very term “postcolonial” has triggered well-known controversial debates: its adoption is significant of a cultural politics involving the colonial past, controversial crisis in the present, and an open perspective toward alternative futures. Confronting literature and the arts from a postcolonial perspective is a critical and political task involving theories and cultural productions crossing barriers amongst fields of knowledge. The essays gathered here discuss postcolonialism as a transdisciplinary field of passages that negotiate among diverse yet interrelated cultural fields.
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Television Storyworlds as Virtual Space

Author: M. King Adkins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498529615

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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This book focuses on television as a form of virtual reality, the most recent in a long evolution of artistic technologies. Drawing on storyworld theory, it examines TV subjects including title sequences, children’s television, science fiction and postapocalyptic programs, and the relationship between television and the postmodern condition.
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Abandon

Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503946194

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Page: 514

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A history professor, a journalist, a psychic, and a paranormal photographer venture deep into the Colorado wilderness to explore the fate of an entire town that mysteriously vanished in 1893.
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Golden State

Author: Ben H. Winters

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539501

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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___________________ 'A prescient, devastating commentary on humanity’s disintegrating attachment to reality and truth... Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and TV series Wayward Pines 'A dystopia for our times' Financial Times ‘A wry commentary on our current era’ Guardian ___________________ Welcome to Golden State, where the worst crime you can commit is to lie. Laz Ratesic is a veteran of the State’s special police. Those in power rely on Laz to discover the full and final truth. But when a man falls from a roof in suspicious circumstances, it sets in motion a terrifying series of events which will shatter Laz’s world for ever. Because when those in control of the truth decide to twist it, only those with the power to ask questions can fight back. ___________________ Golden State is an ambitious and frighteningly timely novel set in a world where everything is recorded and no one can be trusted. For anyone who loved The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Station Eleven. 'Pacy and compelling' SFX 'Golden State is fascinating, cutting and ultimately inspiring' SciFiNow
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Radiophobia: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

Author: Scott Nicholson

Publisher: Haunted Computer Books

ISBN: 1626479445

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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“Always surprises and always entertains.” – Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero "He has a fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, or make you laugh. He will not, however, leave you cold."--Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of Dune: House Atreides Next #3: Radiophobia When mutants develop technology that threatens the dwindling human race, the last survivors fight to regain control of their world. Rachel Wheeler and her friends are dropped into the enemy stronghold of Wilkesboro as part of a desperate military operation. Their mission is to disrupt a new energy source that will give the mutants unlimited power. Even as the remnants of the central government plan nuclear strikes on all major mutant colonies, a mysterious new fallout threatens them all. Will the nuclear holocaust deliver a final victory to the human race, or will the survivors face their own extinction in a world overrun with monsters and strange new races? Look for Next #4: Directive 17, as well as the AFTER and ZAPHEADS series. ------------------------------------------------------------------ “One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines keywords: post-apocalyptic survival horror, zombies, science fiction, mutants, technothiller, military action and adventure, futuristic dystopian suspense, doomsday fiction, Justin Cronin, Hugh Howey, Jeff Vandermeer, Scott Sigler, Rick Yancey, James Dashner, Susan Ee, Veronica Roth, William R. Forstchen
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