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The Resource NK3, Michael Tolkin

NK3, Michael Tolkin

Label
NK3
Title
NK3
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tolkin
Title variation
NK 3
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The H LYW OD sign presides over a Los Angeles devastated by a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity. In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a sixty-foot-tall fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory. Life for the community inside the Fence, ruled over by the new aristocracy, the Verified, is a perpetual party. Outside the Fence, in downtown Los Angeles, the Verified use an invented mythology to keep control over the mindless and nameless Drifters, Shamblers, and Bottle Bangers who serve the gift economy until no longer needed. The ruler, Chief, takes his guidance from gigantic effigies of a man and a woman in the heart of the Fence. They warn him of trouble to come, but who is the person to watch: the elusive Eckmann, holed up with the last functioning plane at LAX; Shannon Squier, the chisel-wielding pop superstar from the pre-NK3 world, pulled from the shambling masses; a treacherous member of Chief's inner circle; or Hopper, the uncommon Drifter compelled by an inner voice to search for a wife whose name and face he doesn't know? Each threatens to upset the delicate power balance in this fragile world. In deliciously dark prose, Tolkin winds a noose-like plot around this melee of despots, prophets, and rebels as they struggle for command and survival in a town that still manages to exert a magnetic force, even as a ruined husk"--
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Title
NK3
Creator
Summary
In a Los Angeles devastated by a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity, two new classes have formed, The Verified, who still have the power of memory, and the rest, whom The Verified control with an invented mythology
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550796
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.O4278
LC item number
N58 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Michael Tolkin
NK3, Michael Tolkin

Library Locations

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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