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  • ISBN: 0374175411
  • ISBN: 9780374175412
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 19 cm.
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

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General Note: "MCD x FSG Originals."
Summary, etc.: A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet BEFORE: In Bristols center lies the Croft, a digital no-mans-land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate-sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world. Ten years in, its become a center of creative counterculture. But its fraying at the edges, radicalizing from inside. How will it fare when its chief architect, Rushdi Mannan, takes off to meet his boyfriend in New York Citynow the apotheosis of the new techno-utopian global metropolis? AFTER: An act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the Internet. Global trade, travel, and communication have collapsed. The luxuries that characterized modern life are scarce. In the Croft, Marywho has visions of people presumed deadis sought out by grieving families seeking connections to lost ones. But does Mary have a gift or is she just hustling to stay alive? Like Grids, who runs the Crofts black market like personal turf. Or like Tyrone, who hoards music (culled from cassettes, the only medium to survive the crash) and tattered sneakers like treasure. The world of Infinite Detail is a small step shy of our own: utterly dependent on technology, constantly brokering autonomy and privacy for comfort and convenience. With Infinite Detail , Tim Maughan makes the hitherto-unimaginable come true: the End of the Internet, the End of the World as We Know It.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    Sometime in the near future, an act of sabotage does the unthinkable—shut down the internet. It is a catastrophic event, throwing the world into chaos. In (roughly) alternating chapters set in the period before the catastrophe and in the period afterward, this crisply written novel explores our dependence on the internet and speculates about how we might respond if we were suddenly without it. Maughan's central thesis—that the global society would shatter into small pieces without online connectivity—is carefully presented and seems chillingly plausible. The novel says something important and thought provoking about such hot-topic issues as privacy, the interconnectedness of the world's population, and class structure; but, thanks to Maughan's rigorously developed characters and his ability to tell a compelling story, the book is never preachy. A seriously good page-turner with plenty of meat on its bones. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tim Maughan is an author, a journalist, and a features writer who uses both fiction and nonfiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, globalization, technology, and the future. His work regularly appears on the BBC and in Vice and New Scientist.

Tim Maughan also wrote Paintwork, and has coauthored series like Chromewash, The Best British Fantasy 2014 and Closer.

Subject: Women mediums Fiction
FICTION / Dystopian
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Women mediums
Genre: Dystopias.
Science fiction.
Fiction.
Dystopias.
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