Coverart for item
The Resource Normal, Warren Ellis

Normal, Warren Ellis

Label
Normal
Title
Normal
Statement of responsibility
Warren Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks. For both types, if you're good at it, and you spend your days and nights doing it, then it's something you can't do for long. Depression sets in. Mental illness festers. And if the abyss gaze takes hold there's only one place to recover: Normal Head, in the wilds of Oregon, within the secure perimeter of an experimental forest..."--
Summary
" A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future--by an iconic visionary writer Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks. For both types, if you're good at it, and you spend your days and nights doing it, then it's something you can't do for long. Depression sets in. Mental illness festers. And if the abyss gaze takes hold there's only one place to recover: Normal Head, in the wilds of Oregon, within the secure perimeter of an experimental forest. When Adam Dearden, aforesight strategist, arrives at Normal Head, he is desperate to unplug and be immersed in sylvan silence. But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels in Warren Ellis's Normal, Adam uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future--and the past, and the now. "--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10540201
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Warren
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Future, The
  • Forecasting
  • Missing persons
  • Conspiracy
  • Oregon
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Technological
Target audience
adult
Label
Normal, Warren Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn952277013
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9780374534974
Lccn
2016025810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952277013
Label
Normal, Warren Ellis
Publication
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
ocn952277013
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9780374534974
Lccn
2016025810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952277013

Library Locations

    • Carver Branch Borrow it
      1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX, 78702, US
      30.2695584 -97.7240278
    • St. John Branch Borrow it
      7500 Blessing Ave., Austin, TX, 78752, US
      30.3328231 -97.6937014
Processing Feedback ...