Soon to be a New HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out)

The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

The critically acclaimed author of Lovecraft Country returns with a thrilling and immersive virtual reality epic—part cyberthriller, part twisted romantic comedy—that transports you to a world where identity is fluid and nothing can be taken at face value.

John Chu is a “sherpa”—a paid guide to online role-playing games like the popular Call to Wizardry. For a fee, he and his crew will provide you with a top-flight character equipped with the best weapons and armor, and take you dragon-slaying in the Realms of Asgarth, hunting rogue starships in the Alpha Sector, or battling hordes of undead in the zombie apocalypse.

Chu’s new client, the pseudonymous Mr. Jones, claims to be a “wealthy, famous person” with powerful enemies, and he’s offering a ridiculous amount of money for a comprehensive tour of the world of virtual-reality gaming. For Chu, this is a dream assignment, but as the tour gets underway, he begins to suspect that Mr. Jones is really North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, whose interest in VR gaming has more to do with power than entertainment. As if that weren’t enough to deal with, Chu also has to worry about “Ms. Pang,” who may or may not be an agent of the People’s Republic of China, and his angry ex-girlfriend, Darla Jean Covington, who isn’t the type to let an international intrigue get in the way of her own plans for revenge.

What begins as a whirlwind online adventure soon spills over into the real world. Now Chu must use every trick and resource at his disposal to stay one step ahead—because in real life, there is no reset button.

A mind-bending novel in which an alternate history of 9/11 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East

11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers.

The United Arab States declares a War on Terror. Arabian and Persian troops invade the Eastern Seaboard and establish a Green Zone in Washington, D.C. . . .

Summer, 2009: Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber. The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage—in the real world, America is a superpower, and the Arab states are just a collection of "backward third-world countries." A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times, dated September 12, 2001, that appears to support his claim. Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story. The president wants answers, but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only interested party.

The gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation. And the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee—a war hero named Osama bin Laden—will stop at nothing to hide the truth. As Mustafa and his colleagues venture deeper into the unsettling world of terrorism, politics, and espionage, they are confronted with questions without any rational answers, and the terrifying possibility that their world is not what it seems.

Acclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that is eerily recognizable but, at the same time, almost unimaginable. Gripping, subversive, and unexpectedly moving, The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fears.

A satire of a surreal technocratic future by the national-bestselling author of Bad Monkeys: “Dizzyingly readable” (Thomas Pynchon).
 
High above Manhattan, android and human steelworkers are constructing a new Tower of Babel for billionaire Harry Gant, as a monument to humanity’s power to dream. In the festering sewers below, a darker game is afoot: a Wall Street takeover artist has been murdered, and Gant’s crusading ex-wife, Joan Fine, has been hired to find out why, in this wild romp by the acclaimed author of Fool on the Hill and Lovecraft Country.
 
The year is 2023, and Ayn Rand has been resurrected and bottled in a hurricane lamp to serve as Joan’s assistant; an eco-terrorist named Philo Dufrense travels in a pink-and-green submarine designed by Howard Hughes; a Volkswagen Beetle is possessed by the spirit of Abbie Hoffman; Meisterbrau, a mutant great white shark, is running loose in the sewers beneath Times Square; and a one-armed 181-year-old Civil War veteran joins Joan and Ayn in their quest for the truth. All of them, and many more besides, are about to be caught up in a vast conspiracy involving Walt Disney, J. Edgar Hoover, and a mob of homicidal robots . . .
 
“[An] SF roller-coaster satirizing the horrors of our nascent technocracy . . . Told with breezy good humor, this exuberantly silly tale will find an audience among admirers of the day-glo surrealism of Steve Erickson and the tangled conspiracy theories of David Foster Wallace.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“A turbocharged neo-Dickensian hot rod [with] plenty of intellectual horsepower.” —Neal Stephenson
對黑人而言,再也沒有比這裡——雖然是家鄉,卻處處寸步難行——更可怕的地方了。身邊到處都是怪物,有時它是洛夫克拉夫特的舊日支配者,有時是警察、三K黨,有時只是普通的登記選民……

J.J.亞伯拉罕(《LOST檔案》、《西方極樂園》監製)、喬登.皮爾(《逃出絕命鎮》導演)聯手監製,HBO改編影集拍攝中!


吉姆.克勞里程——一種測量單位,有色人種特別適用,內含實際的距離與偶發的恐懼、偏執、挫折與憤怒。本質會不斷變形,導致旅行時間無法估算;暴力更使旅行者的健康與心智狀態,持續陷入危機。——《黑鬼安全旅行指南》,一九五四年夏季版


?一九五四年的美國,由於種族隔離法,以及普遍的歧視觀念,黑人被餐廳、商店拒於門外是家常便飯,無緣無故被白人私刑吊死或遭到警察蓄意射殺更是每天都可能遇到的危險,以致於黑人出門遠行還必須帶著《黑人安全旅行指南》、時時遵守以保安全。


?二十二歲的阿弟克斯是韓戰退伍軍人,和父親蒙特羅斯時常針對是否要深入追查已逝母親的家族史起爭執。阿弟克斯認為過去的事就該放下,蒙特羅斯卻執著地想要查出亡妻家族中一位女性祖先逃離奴隸身分、獲得自由的始末。


一日,阿弟克斯聽說父親跟一名陌生白人男子離開住處後便失蹤了。向來痛恨白人的父親居然會和白人離開,阿弟克斯驚訝之餘,推測這和父親鑽研多年、終有突破的家族史有關,於是和伯伯喬治以及好友蕾蒂夏前往母親的祖先還是黑奴時居住的地點:麻州小村——和洛夫克拉夫特筆下邪神現身的阿卡漢僅有一字之差——阿德漢。漫漫長路上危機四伏,好不容易躲過白人警察的追殺,抵達神秘小村後,阿弟克斯發現更致命的危機正等著他們送上門……


蒙特羅斯到底去哪裡了?那名神秘白人男子究竟是什麼人,又有什麼目的?阿弟克斯一行人又是否能順利逃出生天?


【各界好評】


冬陽 (小說愛讀者)/ 陳?青(作家) / WAITING(文字工作者)/ 龍貓大王( 粉絲團「龍貓大王通信」主人 )/ 螺螄拜恩(暢銷書人氣作家)驚艷推薦

AMAZON / GOODREADS讀者4.5顆星好評!


◎克蘇魯神話裡的怪物與神祇一直在恐怖小說史中佔據嚇死人不償命的地位,

但《洛夫克拉夫特之鄉:逃出絕命村》再度提醒我們,現實的種族歧視也一樣嚇人,而且就與那些怪物同樣黑暗黏膩,令人打從心裡感到惡寒。

——WAITING


◎羅夫用二十世紀中恐怖、科幻小說的陳腔濫調,對抗同時無所不在的庸俗偏見,玩得不亦樂乎。偏見底層屢屢傳出更邪惡的低吟。

——《紐約時報》書評


◎這本書最偉大的勝利,是在壓縮緊繃的環境裡,硬生生劈出寬裕空間,讓角色得以從容生活與呼吸。

機智流暢的對話、扣人心弦的行文,讓《洛夫克拉夫特之鄉:逃出絕命村》——挑戰科幻小說類型中,辨識度最高的經典—— 物超所值。?

——芝加哥書評


◎見證家庭、社區、創意與愛的力量,如何征服(或者,至少抗衡)歷久不衰的邪惡。

——《軌跡》雜誌


◎揉合諸般類型的《洛夫克拉夫特之鄉:逃出絕命村》,鎖定現代美國最嚴重的種族課題,娓娓道來。

?串起舊式通俗小說的偏見,保留原味,融成一本可讀性高恐怖小說,別樹一格:以古諷今,動人心魄卻又妙趣橫生。

——邦諾書店科幻部落



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