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    DescriptionThe new novel from Simon Ings is a story that balances on the knife blade of a new technology. Augmented Reality uses computing power to overlay a digital imagined reality over the real world. Whether it be adverts or imagined buildings and imagined people with Augmented Reality the world is no longer as it appears to you, it is as it is imagined by someone else. Ings takes the satire and mordant satirical view of J.G. Ballard and propels it into the 21st century. Two friends are working at the cutting edge of this technology and when they are offered backing to take the idea and make it into the next global entertainment they realise that wolves hunt in this imagined world. And the wolves might be them. A story about technology becomes a personal quest into a changed world and the pursuit of a secret from the past. A secret about a missing mother, a secret that could hide a murder. This is no dry analysis of how a technology might change us, it is a terrifying thriller, a picture of a dark tomorrow that is just around the corner.


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    Title
    Wolves
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Ings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780575119734
    ISBN 10: 057511973X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    B&T General Subject: 720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028020
    DC23: 823.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028100
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Gollancz
    Publication date
    16 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Ings is the author of six previous novels and two non-fiction titles and has been published by both genre and literary lists. His debut novel HOT HEAD was widely acclaimed. He writes non-fiction for Faber, contributes to NEW SCIENTIST and is the editor of ARCFINITY magazine. He was born in 1965 and lives in London.
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    "Ings' return to full-throttle SF is a cause for celebration. His gift for edgy slipstream fiction makes comparisons with both JG Ballard and William Gibson apposite. Bleak, brutal and uncompromising . If there's any justice in the world it'll win awards."4.5 star review -- Jonathan Wright SFX a moving take of the movers and shakers of technology. Overall grade: A -- Patrick Hayes Sci-fi Pulse.Net Simon pulls it off to a higher degree, if not quite fully-turning reality into alternative reality through Augmented Reality! -- Mark Watkins Blast 1386 one of the key books of next year...a serious, ambitious and discomforting novel Christopher Priest a murder mystery, with elements of horror, thriller and exploration woven through...Ings creates an incredibly vivid world which leaps out from teh page with shock...I loved this book Fantasy Book Review One of the best books I've read this year...Ings is the sort of stylist who makes other writers touch the peaks of their caps in respect for his technical skill Sibilant Fricative I confidently expect this book to feature on a few best of the year lists this time next year (I certainly expect it to feature on my list) -- Paul Kincaid BullSpec.com Simon Ings' book is worthy of anybody's shelf especially if your humour level is of a wicked variety Flickering Myth