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Venusia: A True Story 1 edition

Cover of: Venusia by Mark Von Schlegell

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A novel about life under enlightened totalitarianism in the twenty-third century and the efforts of a mild-mannered junk dealer to change the human condition.

Primitive literacy is redundant. Mere words are expelled. We inaugurate a world of pure presence. The mind, that intrudes itself between ourselves and those memories too terrible to know, must keep us moving beyond the grasp of their claw. To control the flow, it will be necessary that political order be imposed always temporarily. The state shall enjoy direct, creative access to the real. It's the end of the twenty-third century. Earth has violently self-destructed. Venusia, an experimental off-world colony, survives under the enlightened totalitarianism of the Princeps Crittendon regime. Using industrialized narcotics, holographic entertainment, and memory control, Crittendon has turned Venusia into a self-sustaining system of relative historical inertia. But when mild-mannered junk dealer Rogers Collectibles finds a book about early Venusian history, the colony — once fully immersed in the present — begins losing its grip on the real. With his Reality-V girlfriend Martha Dobbs, neuroscop operator Sylvia Yang, his midget friend Niftus Norrington, and a sentient plant, Rogers wages a war to alter the shape of spacetime, and in the process, revisions the whole human (and vegetable) condition.

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Venusia
A True Story
Mark Von Schlegell.

Published 2005 by Semiotext(e), Distributed by the MIT Press in New York, USA, Cambridge, USA .
Written in English.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.6

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
244p.
Number of pages
244

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23070901M
ISBN 10
1584350261
ISBN 13
9781584350262
OCLC/WorldCat
60560678
Library Thing
1884207
Goodreads
1321355

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