Synopses & Reviews
Exploring the theory that media is the real opium of the masses, this collection of timely and provocative speculative fiction brings together some of the most talented contemporary fantasy, horror, and science fiction writers. Stories by J. G. Ballard, Lisa Tuttle, Robert Silverberg, and William Gibson, among others, combine noir city elements with thought-provoking scenarios that look at the future of television, radio, and the internet. With a focus on the possible horrors stemming from entertainment devices found in every home, this chilling anthology is a unique survey of the theme of the evolution or devolution of media.
"Di Filippo is one of the most talented humorists in contemporary fantasy and science fiction." Publishers Weekly
"Paul Di Filippo . . . is just about the best writer in America, as far as I'm concerned." Harlan Ellison, author, Troublemakers
About the Author
Paul Di Filippo is a two-time Nebula finalist and a Philip K. Dick finalist. He is the author of Creature from the Black Lagoon, Ribofunk, The Steampunk Trilogy, and Top Ten: Beyond the Farthest Precinct. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.