Luminarium

By: Shakar, Alex

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Shakar's novel Luminarium received acclaim for its "penetrating look at the uneasy intersection of technology and spirituality" (Publishers Weekly). Set primarily in New York City, Luminarium follows Fred Brounian, a former co-CEO of a software company devoted to creating Utopian virtual worlds, as he copes with circumstances beyond his control. As the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Fred finds himself moving back in with his parents after his company is seized by a military contracting conglomerate and his brother falls into a coma. He soon finds himself participating in a neurological study that promises "peak" experiences and a newfound spiritual outlook on life. As the study progresses, lines between subject and experimenter blur, and reality becomes increasingly unstable. It won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Fiction) , was selected as an "Editor's Choice" by The New York Times Book Review, and was ranked as among the best and most notable books of the year by numerous reviewers and media outlets including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and NPR. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Luminarium

Author Name: Shakar, Alex

Categories: Science Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Soho Press, Inc.: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A40611

Keywords: Science Fiction Alex Shakar Technology Research Science Fiction,