The Memory Hunter (Paperback)

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By 2007, after the nuclear war with the Soviet Union, Japanese mega-corporations run America. In this dark never-future of hovercars, 'droids, and Mars colonies, the oppressive corporations rule the overworked occupants of the mega-cities with an iron fist. And a mysterious disease called IDES is causing people to lose their implanted synthetic memories.

John Bishop makes his living on the fringes of the mega-corporate society that disgraced him and reduced him to a repo man of brain implants--a memory hunter. Bishop, with the help of beautiful dissident scientist Dr. Amy Alexander, unravels a conspiracy of corruption and horror, and in so doing he just may find the redemption that has eluded him from the bottom of a synth-alcohol bottle.

Mixing elements of classic science fiction, Chandleresque noir, and absurdist dark humor, the author of laugh-out-loud cult classics The Earworm Inception and Rumored to Exist creates a retro future world of classic cyberpunk. The clever twist of wry humor and science fiction predictions from the 1980s gone wrong offers a satirical look at a future that never happened.

About the Author


Jon Konrath is an absurdist writer, inventor, technologist, computer programmer, and amateur photographer. He is a principal for Paragraph Line Books, and the editor of Air in the Paragraph Line zine. His other books include the underground cult classics Atmospheres, Sleep Has No Master, and The Earworm Inception. He has been blogging at rumored.com since 1997. A technical writer by trade, he lives and works in Silicon Valley.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781942086000
ISBN-10: 1942086008
Publisher: Paragraph Line Books
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English

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