Gamification/C-Monkeys

Gamification/C-Monkeys

by Keith Hollihan
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


GAMIFICATION: What would you do if you learned your corporation had killed to cover up a secret?

C-MONKEYS: In 1973, Mideast strife and the oil crisis have knocked the global economy to its knees. The reclusive industrialist, Dr. Petr Chopek, calls the world’s greatest minds to his South Pacific island to show them what he's discovered.

Overview


GAMIFICATION: What would you do if you learned your corporation had killed to cover up a secret?

C-MONKEYS: In 1973, Mideast strife and the oil crisis have knocked the global economy to its knees. The reclusive industrialist, Dr. Petr Chopek, calls the world’s greatest minds to his South Pacific island to show them what he's discovered.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/11/2013
Hollihan (The Four Stages of Cruelty) presents two nested stories in a format reminiscent of Ace doubles. In Gamification, disgraced executive Reid Frank is recruited by former colleague to investigate and sabotage what may be an ill-conceived but sincere illicit affair on the part of the CEO of the company he used to work for; the possibility the man is a victim of an insidious act of corporate manipulation is deemed too dangerous to ignore. But flooded with information of increasingly dubious value, Reid must decipher if his role is puppeteer or merely one of the puppets. In C-Monkeys, the obscure pulp novel that exists within the world of Gamification, tough-guy Gadsen escapes from a sanitarium only to find himself trapped on an island populated by the egotistical genius Chopek, master of an enigmatic species of menacing inhumanly intelligent amphibians; the result is one part Island of Doctor Moreau to one part War With the Newts. The two novels entwine and support each other, with the fable-like narrative inevitability of C-Monkeys, violent but comforting in its clarity, underlining the paranoia and existential doubt expressed by Gamification. The combination is more striking than either could be on its own. Agent: Chris Bucci, Anne McDermid & Associates. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771481519
Publisher:
ChiZine Publications
Publication date:
11/06/2013
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >