The Resource Agents of the Internet apocalypse, Wayne Gladstone

Agents of the Internet apocalypse, Wayne Gladstone

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Agents of the Internet apocalypse
Title
Agents of the Internet apocalypse
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Wayne Gladstone
Title variation
Internet apocalypse
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eng
Summary
Gladstone, the so-called "Internet Messiah," has not only failed to bring back the Web, but his search has landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn't doing so well either. The economy continues to suffer, further stoking the discontent of frenzied former Internet users still looking for a fix. More importantly, the government has ramped up its draconian NET Recovery Act, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a "person of interest." For Gladstone, finding the Net has taken a backseat to winning over his ex-wife. But even though he follows her to Los Angeles, he still can't shake the demands of his followers when his former account of the Internet Apocalypse goes "paper viral." This newfound celebrity makes him a target for desperate online addicts, anarchic members of Anonymous, and shadowy government agents who have their own plans for him. Full of funny yet cutting social commentary, Agents of the Internet Apocalypse continues the trilogy that imagines a dystopian world without the Web
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  • At the opening of this darker middle act of the Internet Apocalypse trilogy, the consequences of “Internet Messiah” Gladstone’s hallucinatory depression have landed him in a mental institution. Once sprung, he travels west in hopes of rekindling romance with his ex-wife, Romaya. Though conflicted about his original mission’s value, he cannot deny his role at the head of the movement to restore the Internet, and he and online friend Tobey attract a host of followers who help manually “retweet” photocopies of Gladstone’s personal diary. The scope and pacing of this installment feel as sprawling as its Los Angeles setting, compared to the density and focus of the New York locale of Notes from the Internet Apocalypse (2014). Then, suddenly, the author pulls hard on all the loose threads, ensnaring Gladstone in a dangerous web of deception and leaving a huge cliff-hanger to make the final book of the series enticing. With fewer jokes but still plenty of snark, this is required reading for fans of its predecessor. And until the final volume, all the disconnected Net junkies out there will be craving a fix. -- Ophoff, Cortney (Reviewed 08-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 22, p26)
  • writer Gladstone's Notes from the Internet Apocalypse offered acidulous social satire about a world shocked stupid by the sudden disappearance of the Internet, with a hero named Gladstone (dubbed the "Internet Messiah") trying to get it back. In this second in a trilogy, his efforts have landed him in a psychiatric ward, as the economy flounders and the government intensifies its interrogation of "persons of interest" allowed by the NET Recovery Act. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed February 15, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 3, p67)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433129
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gladstone, Wayne
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Internet apocalypse novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Computer system failures
  • Divorced men
  • Fame
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
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Agents of the Internet apocalypse, Wayne Gladstone
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781250048394
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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regular print
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Agents of the Internet apocalypse, Wayne Gladstone
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781250048394
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
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regular print

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