Grid City Overload

Grid City Overload

by Steven T Bramble

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Overview

Set in the fictional hub of Grid on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Grid City Overload swirls around three central characters: a budding uppers addict, an informational psychopath, and schizotypal soda factory worker who believes he's a fish.

Two interlocking conspiracies are converging on this socially and psychologically vulnerable trio in a city designed to function as a pure technocracy. Fueled by an abruptly powerful political movement, the ubiquitous software company InfoZebra begins construction on a massive new corporate headquarters at the heart of Grid. At the same time, the legal rights to a dying woman's head are called into question. Between the two is a prodigiously skilled hacker who transforms both situations into scandals, upending the city and ensnaring the people around her, both knowing and unknowing.

The result is a journey into the minds of the citizens, and objects, of Grid, including dissident cultists, highstrung partiers, anti-identity authors, a retired hitman, tech tycoons, and a sentient phone torn by love and revolution. This surrealistic and intricate novel, the second installment in a triptych about technology and madness, paints a psychological portrait of high-tech civilization struggling to keep up with its own advancements, stumbling into an era in which human beings are abstract and reality takes on a new meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732576629
Publisher: Zq-287 Press
Publication date: 10/10/2020
Series: Psychology of Technology Trilogy , #2
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Steven T. Bramble was born in 1986 in Pueblo, CO. He is the author of the Psychology of Technology trilogy (Affliction Included, Grid City Overload, Disposable Thought), a thematically-connected series of novels that questions the implications of modernity. He is a co-founder of ZQ-287 Press and lives in Long Beach, CA.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

for GRID CITY OVERLOAD

by narrator

Gerney

Fish

Margaret

Amy

Gerney

Randy

Fish

Aria

Amy

Gerney

Nick

Victor

Amy / Gerney / Joann/ Norbert

Camillia

Ig

Gerney

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