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Inhaltsangabe: On the eve of California's bicentennial, Poppy Figueroa, a woman who, through the miracle of the wires, can share her every sensation with television viewers, plans to broadcast the birth of her baby. By the author of Dad's Nuke.
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With a breakneck pace and a wonk's sense of humor, Laidlaw ( Neon Lotus ) neatly satirizes our postmodern society in this wild, almost hallucinatory novel. In the future U.S.A. that is the book's setting, flat-screen entertainment has evolved into full virtual-reality experience; stars are "wired" to transmit from their senses directly to their worshipful audiences, who are themselves wired to receive more channels than a cable box. The Figueroas were the nation's favorite wire family before tragedy shattered their show; now only Poppy, the elder Figueroa daughter, remains on the air with her own production. During the taping of an episode to mark the bicentennial of California's statehood, her newborn child Calafia is kidnapped, and when all else fails it falls to Poppy's hitherto aimless brother Sandy to venture into the quarantined "Holy City' to rescue the baby--who, as the first person to be born wired, may have powers that neither Poppy nor Sandy expects. Laidlaw plays fast and loose with his premises, but it works: we're never quite sure how much of a wire star's life is shown, where the line between reality and fantasy is drawn, if it exists at all. Laidlaw's future is far from believable, but as a satirical extrapolation from our media-saturated times, the narrative drives its points home. A quick, enjoyable romp full of surprising twists and enlivened by an incisive wit.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex library book - Has the usual strikeovers and marks 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MR-GYOX-B87U
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312088302I3N01
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312088302I4N00
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2726503708
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2755822525
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: good. 358 Gramm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M00312088302-G
Buchbeschreibung Saint Martin's Press, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. CA5 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, and labels on the top and bottom outside paper edges, title page, last page, and back endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. A science fiction novel about a TV teen heartthrob of the future. Technology allows his every sensation to be shared by audiences across the world. His TV show is about his family but because of his mother's death in an accident on the moon his family has fallen apart. His older sister's show maintains its high ratings though and she is planning to haver her baby be the first human born wired. She is kidnapped though and so her brother sets out to rescue her. By the author of "Dad's Nuke" and "Neon Lotus." 245p. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SCW06061
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0312088302
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803120883093.0
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition, First Printing. Sticker residue on front cover of jacket; small nicks and tears and edgewear to the jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006982