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Elvissey (Ambient, Book 4) Jack Womack

Elvissey (Ambient, Book 4)

Jack Womack

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A troubled couple sets out from a dismal future to retrieve Elvis Presley from an oddly different 1954. They need the King to be a savior to whats left of humanity, but hes a murderous freak with no desire to be anyones god. Elvissey is set inMoreA troubled couple sets out from a dismal future to retrieve Elvis Presley from an oddly different 1954. They need the King to be a savior to whats left of humanity, but hes a murderous freak with no desire to be anyones god. Elvissey is set in Jack Womacks maybe-not-cyberpunk future, where the Dryco corporation runs everything, and everyone has been or will be regooded, for their own good. Womack writes in an evolved language, full of odd verbs and newspeak: He unpocketed a bottle of small blue pills- Drycos standard eyedots and smile were imprinted upon each tablet. Three hours sole could pass between dosings, no more, no less. Swallowing dry, he fixed a doorways stare- shook, and resettled.... Regooded or not, his unscratchables still itched. This is a bleak tale, buzzy and complex, full of human failings. Elvis is a disgusting jerk. The United States of Dryco is horrifying and manipulative. And Iz and John are mutually lonely, despairing in their failing marriage, and betrayed by Dryco. Despite its darkness--or maybe because of it--you owe it to yourself to read Elvissey. Womack is one of the most interesting writers in the business, and nobody does cultural science fiction funk like he does. --Therese Littleton