Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release Date: June 2012
When I first heard of Cline’s novel, … 414 more words
Ballard’s nightmare version of our world is as astute as ever in Cocaine Nights.
Charles Prentice has gone to Estrella de Mar, a British expat resort on the Spanish coast, where his brother Frank, who runs the resort health club, has pleaded guilty to an arson attack on the Hollinger’s house that killed five people. 379 more words
Lalla has grown up in safety. Her parents have shielded her from the world’s collapse in their Bloomsbury flat, and though she knows that the Tube was closed because of the gangs, and that hundreds, thousands of people died when they bombed Regents Park, she has never had to face up to the full horror of a London run by a military government, where a card and a screen address define our personhood, where food is scarce enough that no-one bats an eyelid any more at the government sanctioned executions to reduce the population. 658 more words