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Bedlam [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Christopher Brookmyre
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Review

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 swear words (Ed Byrne (Comedian))

Christopher Brookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced gamer's nightmare (Charles Stross)

One of the funniest writers in Britain (Guardian)

BEDLAM is what Brookmyre does best (Diana Gabaldon) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description

Cult legend Christopher Brookmyre's first novel for Orbit - an explosive, thought-provoking trip (literally) through the worlds of virtual reality and retro video games --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

HEAVEN IS A PRISON.

HELL IS A PLAYGROUND.

Ross Baker is an overworked scientist developing medical technology for corporate giant Neurosphere, but he'd rather be playing computer games than dealing with his nightmare boss or slacker co-workers.

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's trapped in Starfire - a video game he played as a child - with no explanation, no backup and, most terrifyingly, no way out.

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

WWW.BROOKMYRE.CO.UK

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Christopher Brookmyre has firmly 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.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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