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Fluence by [Stephen Oram]

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Fluence Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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About the Author

Stephen Oram writes science fiction and is lead curator for near-future fiction at Virtual Futures. He's been a hippie-punk, religious-squatter and an anarchist-bureaucrat; he thrives on contradictions. He is published in several anthologies and has two published novels, 'Quantum Confessions' and 'Fluence'. His collection of sci-fi shorts, 'Eating Robots and Other Stories', was described by the 'Morning Star' as one of the top radical works of fiction in 2017. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"A frightening insight into a not-so-impossible future. This suspenseful, emotionally rich page-turner shows the dark side of the advanced technology and social networks; the twisted morals of a society driven by superficial social status and manipulated by the elite. The imperfect, realistic characters’ lives brilliantly show the possible consequences of one’s choices." The International Review of Books 

"Oram offers a glimpse into a Dystopian London where social media use moves from mild addiction to a visceral quest for survival, where commodification of experience and shallow responses sound warning bells for our species' continuance. Current debate about benefits and who's entitled to support reach bitter depths . Fluence's mix of characters tumble today's class system and focus on appearance into a rat race where empathy is rare and no-one knows who is friend or foe, even within their own family. A fast-paced and eerily visual read." – Celia Wade-Brown, Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand

"Almost every review I have read of this book compares it to 1984 and/or Black Mirror, presumably because they are the most well known and loved of dystopian future fiction. But for me this needs no comparison: the story is original and great of its own right." – Orchid's Lantern

"Extraordinarily gifted, detailed and believable. The author has created a vivid and frightening vision and the believable world just around the corner is an outstanding feature of this novel. The world of Fluence may soon be upon us and we must act to stop a pulsating piece of fiction becoming our terrible reality." – Paul Simon, Morning Star

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00ZYDU69I
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SilverWood Books (June 26, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 26, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4232 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 332 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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Stephen Oram writes near-future science fiction - his collections Eating Robots and Biohacked & Begging have been praised by publications as diverse as The Morning Star and The Financial Times. He works with artists, scientists and technologists to explore possible future outcomes of their research through short stories and is a writer for sci-fi prototypers SciFutures. He is also published in several anthologies and has two published novels - Quantum Confessions and Fluence. He is a founding curator for near-future fiction at Virtual Futures and a member of the Clockhouse London Writers.

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Debbie Young
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific read based on an intriguing premise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2015
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4.0 out of 5 stars Characters that are you or I?
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barbara hill
2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea...disappointing book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, page turning book. By just tweaking reality ...
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