Virtually True: A Thriller Set in the Near Future
True Ailey is a journalist in a strange land, exiled by his network to a damp Southeast Asian republic gouged out a war-ravaged peninsula weeping monsoon tears. When his friend is murdered, True sets out to find the killers, and in the process untangles a vast conspiracy that threatens to upend the global balance of power. He must navigate a near-future, dystopic world run by corporations, where nothing is as it seems and everything is part of something else. Technology and everyday life are inseparable, and information is a weapon that can save your life–or kill you.
Adam L. Penenberg, editor of PandoDaily and journalism professor at NYU, will read from his novel and lead a discussion on writing.
"Penenberg uses his encyclopedic knowledge of the weirdest frontiers of technology and marries it to his gifts for compulsive storytelling and high-energy prose to bring us one of the best novels of recent years." —Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist.