Sensation (Spectacular Fiction) by Nick Mamatas
Sensation (Spectacular Fiction)
Author: Nick Mamatas
Title: Sensation (Spectacular Fiction)
ISBN10: 1604863544
ISBN13: 978-1604863543
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: PM Press (May 1, 2011)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1307 kb
Size epub: 1302 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✪
Votes: 484
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

When Julia Hernandez leaves her husband, shoots a real estate developer, and then vanishes without a trace, she slips out of the world she knew and into the Simulacrum—a place where human history is both guided and thwarted by the conflict between a species of anarchist wasps and a collective of hyperintelligent spiders. When Julia's ex-husband Raymond spots her in a grocery store he doesn't usually patronize, he's soon drawn into an underworld of radical political gestures where Julia is the new media sensation of both this world and the Simulacrum. Told ultimately from the collective point of view of another species, this allegorical novel plays with the elements of the Simulacrum apparent in real life—media reports, business speak, blog entries, text messages, psychological-evaluation forms, and the lies lovers tell one another—and poses a fascinating idea that displaces human beings from the center of the universe and makes them simply the pawns of two warring species.