A speculative fiction novel told entirely through emails, blogs, text messages and diary entries.
Once Joe is online the world begins to change, and not for the better.
The story weaves between Joe's gradual transition from a disturbed and lonely teenager to the orchestrator of an online cult, and the efforts of Penny Hunt, a cyberterrorism expert, to track him down and stop him.
Spanning continents and decades, in 'Joe is Online' you'll meet a nefarious internet psychic, a evangelical tele-atheist and glimpse a world which seems just around the corner.
Praise for 'Joe is Online' -
"As Joe's crimes escalate, his and Penelope's paths cross in cyberspace. When the timeline of "Joe is Online" progresses into the future, we enter the realm of speculative fiction, as Wimpress builds on the themes of cyberspace, cults, and terrorism, theorizing what the future might hold were someone to combine the worst of each of these areas." (Big Al's Books and Pals)
"The threads gradually join up, linking various characters over a long period of time, drawing them into the exact moment where Joe Brady's world must either explode, or be shut down." (Reader's Favourite)
"This novel does a thing of beauty; my read of it at least left me ruffled, but strangely happy. Through all the pain, the doubt, the anticipation, the fear and dread here and there, the sadness and the relief, I was constantly reminded of the most precious of rules: each coin has two sides, and there are no absolutes." (Butterfly-ometer Books)
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About the Author
Chris Wimpress was born in Northampton in 1977. He read English at Edinburgh University and on graduating worked as a journalist for BBC news, including stints on the Today programme and at the BBC’s political department at Westminster. He currently lives in east London. Joe is Online is his first novel, Weeks in Naviras his second. www.chriswimpress.uk