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Golden State (Hardback)
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Golden State (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 24/01/2019
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___________________ 'A prescient, devastating commentary on humanity's disintegrating attachment to reality and truth... Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and TV series Wayward Pines 'A dystopia for our times' Financial Times `A wry commentary on our current era' Guardian ___________________ Welcome to Golden State, where the worst crime you can commit is to lie. Laz Ratesic is a veteran of the State's special police. Those in power rely on Laz to discover the full and final truth. But when a man falls from a roof in suspicious circumstances, it sets in motion a terrifying series of events which will shatter Laz's world for ever. Because when those in control of the truth decide to twist it, only those with the power to ask questions can fight back. ___________________ Golden State is an ambitious and frighteningly timely novel set in a world where everything is recorded and no one can be trusted. For anyone who loved The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Station Eleven. 'Pacy and compelling' SFX 'Golden State is fascinating, cutting and ultimately inspiring' SciFiNow

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781780897264
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 542 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


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"An entertaining, unpredictable read... very much a dystopia for our times." * Financial Times *
"Golden State is a prescient, devastating commentary on humanity's disintegrating attachment to reality and truth, expertly told through the prism of a police-procedural, dystopian nightmare. Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one." * Blake Crouch, author of DARK MATTER and TV series WAYWARD PINES *
"Not many writers would take on Orwell, Ray Bradbury, the nature of truth, and the current administration all at a blow. Big shoes to fill--and they fit Ben H. Winters just fine. Golden State grabs notions of disinformation and literalism and brilliantly turns them on their head to see what falls from their pockets." * James Sallis, author of Drive *
"A perfectly poised ontological-thriller-comedy-dystopian-allegorical-page-turner, yet with tenderly real characters in its chewy center, this turned out to be just the thing I was looking for." * Jonathan Lethem *
"Smart, intricate and propulsive, Golden State is proof that Winters deserves our continued attention as one of crime fiction's most inventive practitioners" * San Francisco Chronicle *

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“Some thought-provoking ideas”

There are some thought-provoking ideas on display here as Winters creates a world that is based on a dystopian California where to lie is outlawed and where the whole state apparatus is geared to creating,... More

Hardback edition
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“Fake news or no news”

In a world full of 'fake news' the Golden State in Winters' novel can seem like a utopia. The Golden State of the title is, obviously to us, California and the book is set after some kind of... More

Hardback edition
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KimG9

“Started well but didn't deliver”

Golden State builds an unique dystopian existence around truth. Everything you utter must be true, lying is illegal and punishable by exile. The time before is unknown and unknowable and not to be questioned or... More

Hardback edition
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