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Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre


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This is Brookmyre’s first foray into science fiction, a highly comic satire on virtual reality and retro video games. It will make you remember how getting to the next level in a game was the most important thing in life. Brookmyre crime fans may find this one a bit strange, certainly for the first few chapters, but do stick with it, he is such a clever writer I know you won’t be disappointed. It’s strange, it’s fun, it’s Brookmyre.

If you like Christopher Brookmyre you might also like to read books by Ian Rankin, Carl Hiaasen and Peter May.


Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre

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.


'A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller' -- Iain M. Banks

'Funny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swear words' -- Ed Byrne (Comedian)

'Christopher Brookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced gamer's nightmare'-- Charles Stross

'One of the funniest writers in Britain' -- Guardian

About the Author

Christopher Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.

Author Photo © Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie

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Publication date

21st January 2014


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Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


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