By Jack Womack
In a decaying and violent near-future manhattan, the remnants of civic order are maintained with brute strength via the conglomerate Dryco. yet even Dryco is falling except the interior. Seamus O’Malley is bodyguard and confidant to Mister Dryden, the CEO, and an admirer of Dryden’s own femme fatale, Avalon. yet what starts off as an easy case of unrequited love quick turns into a determined probability for survival as company intrigue, murderous kinfolk rivalries, and perverse subcultures take over O’Malley’s life.
Drawing comparisons to the nightmarish imaginative and prescient of J. G. Ballard and the linguistic brilliance of Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Ambient marked the “wonderfully artistic” debut of Philip okay. Dick Award–winning writer Jack Womack (The ny instances e-book Review).
“Bleakly comic . . . A cynical travel de strength in the course of the meanest of streets. Ambient is much less prophecy than documentary, demonstrating how the simplest technology fiction is set as future-oriented as today’s Daily News.” —The Village Voice
“[Womack] succeeds in balancing blistering social statement with wise literary experimentation . . . Flecked with black humor, this can be speculative fiction at its eerie best.” —Entertainment Weekly
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