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Bedlam

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21st January 2014

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349138695

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HEAVEN IS A PRISON. HELL IS A PLAYGROUND.

Ross Baker is an overworked scientist developing medical technology for corporate giant Neurosphere, but he’d rather be playing computer games than dealing with his nightmare boss or slacker co-workers.

He volunteers as a test candidate for the new tech – anything to get out of the office for a few hours. But when he emerges from the scanner he discovers he’s not only escaped the office, but possibly escaped real life for good. He’s trapped in Starfire – a video game he played as a child – with no explanation, no backup and, most terrifyingly, no way out.

Reviews

Diana Gabaldon
BEDLAM is what Brookmyre does best
Iain M. Banks
A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller
Guardian
One of the funniest writers in Britain
Charles Stross
Christopher Brookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced gamer's nightmare
Ed Byrne (Comedian)
Funny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swear words