BEDLAM CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE SIGNED DOODLED RARE FIRST EDITION BOOK

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Brookmyre’s stunning new sci-fi debut has been tipped as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for a new generation! Christopher is developing a computer game based on Bedlam with a UK-based games company REDBEDLAM, due for release in 2014. And it certainly is fast paced, futuristic and full of explosive action!
Since his award-winning debut crime 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 has exclusively signed, lined, dated, numbered and doodled first printings of Bedlam for your collection. They come with a Doodled Books letter of authenticity and the signing took place at the authors home in the UK.
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.
Review
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 )
Book Description
Christopher Brookmyre over-clocked and hardware-accelerated, this is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for a new generation.
From the Inside Flap
PRISON OR PLAYGROUND?
Ross Baker is an overworked and underpaid scientist developing medical technology for corporate giants Neurosphere, but he'd rather be playing computer games than dealing with his nightmare boss or slacker co-workers.
One rainy Monday morning he volunteers as a test candidate for the new tech - anything to get out of the office for a few hours. But when he gets out of the scanner he discovers he's not only escaped the office, but possibly escaped real life for good. He finds himself trapped in Starfire - the violent sci-fi video game he spent his teenage years playing - with no explanation, no back-up and most terrifyingly, no way out.
Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter the world of a video game? Or would it be your worst nightmare? This is where you find out if you're in a prison or a playground.
This is BEDLAM.
From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR BEDLAM
'Christopher Brookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced nightmare'
Charles Stross
'Funny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swearwords'
Ed Byrne
'A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller'
Iain M. Banks
About the Author
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.
 
 
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (7 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0356502139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0356502137
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3.8 cm
 
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