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Gnomon


作者  /  Nick Harkaway

出版社 / HEINEMANN

出版日期 / 2017/10/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$499

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《末日發動機》作者尼克.哈卡威歷時三年完成的政治科幻小說。如同波赫士的作品,夾雜著身分認同、意義與現實,讓人產生幻覺的迷宮之書。

「《日晷針》是一部傑出的小說,閱後數周我還是無法停止思考。深刻地困擾著我、非常奇妙、一次窮盡我心靈的閱讀經驗。」-《如果我們的世界消失了》作者Emily St. John Mandel

就在不遠的將來,英國成了一個監視無所不在的「體系」,它知道任何關於你的底細,甚至能探查你的內心。當調查員檢視一名不願服從「體系」的小說家黛安娜.杭特時,他們發現了在她身上竟然有四重身分,這四個人的生命橫跨了數千年,栩栩如生卻絕對不可能存在。就在調查員要揭開謎團之時,杭特竟然死了。完美的「體系」為了要保護每個人的安全,絕對不允許沒有答案的結果。

於是,督察員米樂琪.耐斯上場了。她是個忠貞的「體系」信仰者,被指派來調查杭特的案子。杭特腦袋中存在的謎團對耐斯來說是個極大的挑戰。在杭特的記憶裡,有個名為康斯坦丁的銀行家,他發現自己被一條鯊魚追著跑,而這條鯊魚事實上可能是個神;另一個是衣索比亞的退休普普藝術家,他應擔任遊戲設計師孫女的請求,重拾畫筆創造一個名為「體系」的虛擬世界;第三個是被聖奧古斯丁拋棄的情婦,她努力地想藉由根本不存在的奇蹟讓兒子死而復生;第四個是「日晷針」,一個尖酸刻薄、反社會的後人類,他想要回到過去,以便製造一場暗殺。

困擾耐斯的是,到底杭特腦袋裡的哪一個聲音才是真的?或許這些只不過是要摧毀「體系」的煙幕彈?黛安娜.杭特到底是誰?為什麼市面上找不到她寫的任何一本書?還是,杭特根本就是無辜的…?

In a near-future Britain, a distributed surveillance-democracy called The System knows everything you, and can even spy on your mind. It's a Panopticon country. But when state investigators then look into the head of a refusenik novelist named Diana Hunter, what they find there is not her life story but that of four other people, spread across thousands of years, all vibrantly real and each utterly impossible - and before they can unravel that puzzle, Diana Hunter, shockingly, dies as a result of the investigation, an unheard of result in a perfect system which protects everyone from harm.

That's where Inspector Mielikki Neith comes in, a staunch believer in The System who is assigned to investigate the Hunter case. The only problem is that the teasing mysteries in the dead woman's mind may change all that. And these are extraordinary memories, ranging from the life of a banker named Constantine Kyriakos, who finds himself pursued by a shark that may in fact be a god; and an Ethiopian retired pop artist, Berihun Bekele, who picks up his brushes to create a virtual world called The System at the behest of his games' designer grand-daughter; and Athena's Karthagonensis, the jilted lover of one of the Church's most beloved saints, who seeks to resurrect her dead son with the help of a non-existent miracle; and then finally GNOMON, the acerbic post-human who is plotting to assassinate the next iteration of the Universe . . .

The question is whether there is a truth hidden in the noise of all those lives, as Mielikki begins to suspect?

Or is all that unfolding experience and drama simply a cover for some kind of attack upon the fabric of the most democratic nation state ever constructed?

And the questions just keep coming. Who was Diana Hunter, and why are her books impossible to obtain? And above all, was Diana Hunter innocent all along - worse, could she have been correct to attempt to withstand a perfect, democratic system?







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681497025004
ISBN 13 /9781785151286
ISBN 10 /1785151282
EAN /9781785151286

頁數704
尺寸23.4X15.3CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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