The Resource NK3, Michael Tolkin

NK3, Michael Tolkin

Label
NK3
Title
NK3
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tolkin
Title variation
NK 3
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The H LYW OD sign presides over a Los Angeles devastated by a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity. In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a sixty-foot-tall fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory. Life for the community inside the Fence, ruled over by the new aristocracy, the Verified, is a perpetual party. Outside the Fence, in downtown Los Angeles, the Verified use an invented mythology to keep control over the mindless and nameless Drifters, Shamblers, and Bottle Bangers who serve the gift economy until no longer needed. The ruler, Chief, takes his guidance from gigantic effigies of a man and a woman in the heart of the Fence. They warn him of trouble to come, but who is the person to watch: the elusive Eckmann, holed up with the last functioning plane at LAX; Shannon Squier, the chisel-wielding pop superstar from the pre-NK3 world, pulled from the shambling masses; a treacherous member of Chief's inner circle; or Hopper, the uncommon Drifter compelled by an inner voice to search for a wife whose name and face he doesn't know? Each threatens to upset the delicate power balance in this fragile world. In deliciously dark prose, Tolkin winds a noose-like plot around this melee of despots, prophets, and rebels as they struggle for command and survival in a town that still manages to exert a magnetic force, even as a ruined husk"--
Summary
In a Los Angeles devastated by a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity, two new classes have formed, The Verified, who still have the power of memory, and the rest, whom The Verified control with an invented mythology
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10550796
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tolkin, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Memory
  • Memory disorders
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Survival
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • FICTION / Satire
  • Memory
  • Memory disorders
  • Survival
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
NK3, Michael Tolkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964624629
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802125439
Lccn
2016046210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964624629
Label
NK3, Michael Tolkin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964624629
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780802125439
Lccn
2016046210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964624629

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