By Christopher Brookmyre
Christopher Brookmyre over-clocked and hardware-accelerated, this is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for a new generation.
Heaven is a prison. Hell is a playground.
Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter the world of a video game?
A realm where you don't have to go to work or worry about your health; where you can look like a hero or a goddess; where you can fly space-ships, slay dragons, yet all of it feels completely real. A realm where there are no consequences and no responsibilities.
Or would it be your worst nightmare?
Stuck in an endless state of war and chaos where the pain and fear feels real and from which not even death can offer an escape.
Prison or playground. Heaven or hell. This is where you find out. This is white-knuckle action, sprawling adventure, merciless satire and outrageous humour like you've never experienced.
This is Bedlam.
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- ISBN: 9780356502137
- Publication date: 07 Feb 2013
- Page count: 384
Since his award-winning debut novel Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre has established himself as one of Britain's leading crime novelists. He says this hasn't stopped his fans from asking him to write something more futuristic instead, and he hopes they have as much fun reading Bedlam as he did writing it. Life is just a game, after all . . .
Christopher is developing a computer game based on Bedlam with a UK-based games company REDBEDLAM, due for release in 2014.
Warm, funny, excellently violent and highly recommended. Game on — SCIFI NOW
Brain-tickling . . . It is a genuinely engrossing, amusing and intelligent novel. — GUARDIAN
Riddled with sci-fi in-jokes, humorous bathos and top-notch creative profanity . . . BEDLAM - both a jovial satire and a geeky celebration of gamer culture - is enthralling fun — FINANCIAL TIMES
Back to his visceral, vicious, jaw-dropping, jobby-on-the-mantlepiece best — SCOTTISH DAILY EXPRESS
Full of explosive action - but there are hilarious jokes and proper thoughtful sci-fi too. A gem — THE SUN
A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller — Iain M. Banks
Funny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swearwords — Ed Byrne
Brookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced nightmare — Charles Stross