Infinite Detail

Infinite Detail

Author: Tim Maughan

Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals

ISBN: 9780374718602

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year! 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 Bristol’s center lies the Croft, a digital no-man’s-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, it’s become a center of creative counterculture. But it’s 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 City—now 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, Mary—who has visions of people presumed dead—is 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 Croft’s 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.
Infinite Detail
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Tim Maughan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-05 - Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals

The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year! 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 Bristol’s center lies the Croft, a digital no-man’s-land cut off from the surveillance, Big
Ghost Hardware
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Tim Maughan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-05 - Publisher: MCD

From the author of Infinite Detail, The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of 2019! Three short stories set in the near-future dystopia of Infinite Detail After an act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the internet, causing global trade, travel, and communication to collapse and modern luxuries
Soul's Brain
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Catherine Wilkins
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-05 - Publisher: Hay House, Inc

Break through old patterns of boredom and lack of fulfilment to discover your most brilliant life! Your intuition holds the key to a truly inspired life. It can, however, bring with it an increased sensitivity, so overwhelming that some find it hard to operate in day-to-day life. Others feel foolish
Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Michael Frame, Benoit Mandelbrot
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-20 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Fractal Geometry is a recent edition to the collection of mathematical tools for describing nature, and is the first to focus on roughness. Fractal geometry also appears in art, music and literature, most often without being consciously included by the artist. Consequently, through this we may uncover connections between the
Charles Peirce's Pragmatic Pluralism
Language: en
Pages: 177
Authors: Sandra B. Rosenthal
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

This work runs counter to the traditional interpretations of Peirce's philosophy by eliciting an inherent strand of pragmatic pluralism that is embedded in the very core of his thought and that weaves his various doctrines into a systematic pattern of pluralism. Rosenthal gives a new design to the seeming bedrock