Infinite Detail


      Infinite Detail
A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet.BEFORE In Bristol s center lies the Croft, a digital no man s land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world Ten years in, it s become a center of creative counterculture But it s fraying at the edges, radicalizing from inside How will it fare when its chief architect, Rushdi Mannan, takes off to meet his boyfriend in New York City now the apotheosis of the new techno utopian global metropolis AFTER An act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the Internet Global trade, travel, and communication have collapsed The luxuries that characterized modern life are scarce In the Croft, Mary who has visions of people presumed dead is sought out by grieving families seeking connections to lost ones But does Mary have a gift or is she just hustling to stay alive Like Grids, who runs the Croft s black market like personal turf Or like Tyrone, who hoards music culled from cassettes, the only medium to survive the crash and tattered sneakers like treasure.The world of Infinite Detail is a small step shy of our own utterly dependent on technology, constantly brokering autonomy and privacy for comfort and convenience With Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan makes the hitherto unimaginable come true the End of the Internet, the End of the World as We Know It. New Download Books Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan – tbjewellers.co.uk

Tim Maughan is an author and journalist using both fiction and non fiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, technology, and the future His work regularly appears on the BBC, New Scientist, and Vice Motherboard His debut novel INFINITE DETAIL will be published by FSG in 2019 He also collaborates with artists and filmmakers, and has had work shown at the VA, Columbia School of Architecture, the Vienna Biennale, and on Channel 4 He currently lives in Canada.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Infinite Detail
  • Tim Maughan
  • English
  • 19 November 2017
  • 0374175411

10 thoughts on “ Infinite Detail

  1. says:

    This is the kind of book we might pick up again in ten years time only to be devastated by how many of Maughan s predictions of techno terrorism have come true Intertwining two alternating timelines before and after a total internet shutdown that has plunged the world into chaos , this author thinks through how our growing dependency on network technology and digitalization gives rise to new forms of power battles and warfare The story centers on the Croft , a counterculture enclave in This is the kind of book we might pick up again in ten years time only to be devastated by how many of Maughan s predictions of techno terrorism have come true Intertwining two alternating timelines before and after a total internet shutdown that has plunged the world into chaos , this author thinks through how our growing dependency on network technology and digitalization gives rise to new forms of power battles and warfare The story centers on the Croft , a counterculture enclave in Bristol that activists have managed to cut off from big data surveillance by the government and corporations Enduring pressure from the outside and radicalizing from the inside, the Croft is struggling to find a masterplan for its future until a group of radical hackers shuts down the internet and global production, supply chains, communication, energy, travel, and security systems collapse Now the oppressive structures of glo...

  2. says:

    I readthan half of this, looked up, thought, I really don t care what happens And put it down 2019 is the year of me feeling okay with ditching books I don t care about.

  3. says:

    Wow One of the best SF books I ve read this year, torn screaming and bleeding from the zeitgeist A post apocalyptic yarn about TheEndofCivilisation when the Internet goes tits up that refuses to pander to any genre expectations Brutal, bleak, angry, savage, violent, a bit in your face with its fierce polemic But urgent and so, so now And it has a tragic gay love story as well, goddammit Tim Ma...

  4. says:

    SkyNet is real, and it wants to sell you shoes made by child slaves.Every decade s science fiction is taking common themes and anxieties of its decade, and transfers them slightly into the future 60s SF had a nuclear war, 70s SF had ecological collapse, 80s SF had mega conglomerates ruling the planet, 90s SF had I m not sure , but Infinite Detail clearly is about the anxieties Facebook, Google and the ubiquitous Internet have caused, the loss of privacy,importantly, the loss of private SkyNet is real, and it wants to sell you shoes made by child slaves.Every decade s science fiction is taking common themes and anxieties of its decade, and transfers them slightly into the future 60s SF had a nuclear war, 70s SF had ecological collapse, 80s SF had mega conglomerates ruling the planet, 90s SF...

  5. says:

    This book came in the mail today and I read the whole thing this afternoon, in about 3 hours, stopping only to make lunch Suffice to say I found it riveting.This is a clever work of dystopian near future sci fi, imagining a world where the Internet is evenubiquitous, and evencommodified, than it is now Or at least, that s how it is in the before scenes of the book, set in 2021 the after scenes depict an Internet free wasteland, where global capitalism has ground to a halt This book came in the mail today and I read the whole thing this afternoon, in about 3 hours, stopping only to make lunch Suffice to say I found it riveting.This is a clever work of dystopian near future sci fi, imagining a world where the Internet is evenubiquitous, and evencommodified, than it is now Or at least, that s how it is in the before scenes of the book, set in 2021 the after scenes depict an Internet free wasteland, where global capitalism has ground to a halt because the technolo...

  6. says:

    Infinite Detail is a novel about technological culture and dystopia, but those two topics aren t paired in quite the way readers might expect.It takes place along two timelines, something very close to our present Before and a time about fifteen years hence After During the former we follow characters...

  7. says:

    Originally posted here s rare for me to be as excited about a new release as I am about Tim Maughan s excellent debut novel, Infinite Detail I don t recall exactly who put me on to Maughan s work someone on Twitter, surely, as that s where I ve gotten most of my book news and recommendations for close to a decade now but I read Paintwork in 2016 and felt like I d finally found the kind of science fiction I d been looking for, and which the genre Originally posted here s rare for me to be as excited about a new release as I am about Tim Maughan s excellent debut novel, Infinite Detail I don ...

  8. says:

    This was a doozy of a book to read on what turned out to be the longest blackout in recent past Although to be precise this novel isn t apocalypse by blackout so much as it is apocalypse by disconnect Yes, the power goes out, but the main paralyzing factor is that a population so cripplingly attached to its gadgets and instant and constant connectivity suddenly finds that dependency taken nay, ripped away suddenly, brutally and irreversibly So in a way it s very much an apocalypse now, a very This was a doozy of a book to read on what turned out to be the longest blackout in recent past Although to be precise this novel isn t apocalypse by blackout so much as it is apocalypse by disconnect Yes, the power goes out, but the main paralyzing factor is that a population so cripplingly ...

  9. says:

    This book was pretty fascinating I feel like there is a lot to unpack with it The book s chapters take place either Before or After The pivotal moment being an instantaneous catastrophic destruction of the internet The Before takes place a few years into the future from now People are unsurprisingly evenabsorbed in tech and the internet I feel like reading the about the new technology was fascinating and believable, like I was reading about the actual future Didn t feel This book was pretty fascinating I feel like there is a lot to unpack with it The book s chapters take place either Before or After The pivotal moment being an instantaneous catastrophic destruction of the internet The Before takes place a few years into the future from now People are unsurprisingly evenabsorbed in tech and the internet I feel like reading the about the new technology was fascinating and believable, like I was reading about the actual future Didn t feel gimmicky like a lot of futuristic tech typically seems The After chapters at first seemed overdone, like would the sudden disappearance of the internet real...

  10. says:

    I never reviewed it, but I read Tim Maughan s Paintwork back in 2012, making me an oldschool Maughan fan Maugfan I m sure I heard about it from Jonathan McCalmont pretty much all the good SF I ve read has been recommended by him I can t believe it s been 7 years since I read Paintwork and 7 years until he published his debut novel, Infinite Detail Like Paintwork, this novel concerns itself with technology, urban spaces, music, and alternate modes of community engagement Infinite Detail I never reviewed it, but I read Tim Maughan s Paintwork back in 2012, making me an oldschool Maughan fan Maugfan I m sure I heard about it from Jonathan McCalmont pretty much all the good SF I ve read has been recommended by him I can t believe it s been ...

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