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.Warm, funny, excellently violent and highly recommended. Game onBrain-tickling . . . It is a genuinely engrossing, amusing and intelligent novel.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 funBack to his visceral, vicious, jaw-dropping, jobby-on-the-mantlepiece bestFull of explosive action - but there are hilarious jokes and proper thoughtful sci-fi too. A gemA fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thrillerFunny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swearwordsBrookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced nightmareSince 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.Brookmyre's sales total 1.5 million copiesThe new science fiction adventure from one of Britain's leading crime novelists.Will appeal to science fiction readers, gamers and fans of Chris's quirky crime-writing alike.Christopher is the winner of two Sherlock Holmes Awards, the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for Comic Fiction.