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Mercury Station: A Transit (Semiotext(e) Native Agents)

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Published by Semiotext(e) in 2005, Mark von Schlegell's debut novel Venusia was hailed in the sci-fi and literary worlds as a "breathtaking excursion" and "heady kaleidoscopic trip," establishing him as an important practitioner of vanguard science fiction. Mercury Station, the second book in Von Schlegell's System Series, continues the journey into a dystopian literary future. It is 2150. Eddard J. Ryan was born in a laboratory off Luna City, an orphan raised by the Black Rose Army, a radical post-Earth Irish revolutionary movement. But his first bombing went wrong and he's been stuck in a borstal on Mercury for decades. System Space has collapsed and most of human civilization with it, but Eddie Ryan and his fellow prisoners continue to suffer the remote-control domination of the borstal and its condescending central authority, the qompURE MERKUR, programmed to treat them as adolescents. Yet things could be worse. With little human supervision, the qompURE can be fooled. There's food and whiskey, and best of all, the girl of Eddie Ryan's dreams, his long-time friend and comrade Koré McAllister, is in the same prison. When his old boss, rich and eccentric chrononaut Count Reginald Skaw shows up in orbit with an entire interstation cruiser at his disposal, there's even the possibility of escape....back in time. Like Venusia, Mercury Station tells a compelling story, drawn through a labyrinth of future-history sci-fi, medieval hard fantasy, and cascading samplings of high and low culture. The book is a brilliant literary assault against the singularity of self and its imprisonment in Einsteinian spacetime.

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It's 2150, and Eddie Ryan is a prisoner on Mercury, ruled by the qompURE MERKUR: compelling future-history sci-fi by the author of Venusia.

Synopsis:

Published by Semiotext(e) in 2005, Mark von Schlegell's debut novel

About the Author

In addition to science fiction, Mark von Schlegell also writes art criticism, and his work has appeared around the world in such magazines as Parkett, Flash Art, and Spex, and in art books and catalogs from institutions including the Whitney Museum, LAMOCA, and Palais Tokyo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584350712
Author:
Von Schlegell, Mark
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Schlegell, Mark Von
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Mercury (Planet)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Native Agents Mercury Station
Publication Date:
20090306
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8125 in

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