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The Heap
洛城塚
版本: 精裝310頁  2020 年 1 月 7 日  William Morrow出版
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內容介紹

***《紐約時報》編輯選書!


***各大書評網《出版者周刊》(Publishers Weekly)、《書目雜誌》(Booklist)、《科克斯書評》(Kirkus Reviews)好評不斷!


「2020年最具看頭的科幻小說!」—NPR(全國公共廣播電台)

 

作者西恩‧亞當斯(Sean Adams)以一夕之間的廢墟-龐貝城作為《洛城塚》(The Heap)的虛構背景。將近五百層樓高矗立在美國沙漠上的洛城塔(Los Verticales),不僅是一座塔,它是一個能自給自足的垂直城市,過去承載著許多人的生活和人生的重要時刻,是工程偉大的里程碑,人類某程度上的烏托邦。

 

然而,就像所有的烏托邦那樣走向毀滅,洛城塔的倒塌,帶走了無數的生命,巍峨姿態不再,留下碎磚爛瓦和成堆的罹難者遺體,成了沙漠上一座巨大的「塚」(The Heap)。

 

為了進行挖掘工作,在「塚」的周圍搭起了搜救者的帳篷,奧利弗·安德斯(Oliver Anders)也鑽進破碎的瓦礫中找尋弟弟伯納德(Bernard)的一線生機,而受困的伯納德則透過他工作的電台向全界進行資訊的傳播,成了外界與這座死城的唯一聯繫,大家收聽並撥進電台進行交流,他的哥哥奧利弗也不例外,每晚撥電話給伯納德的電台工作室以保持聯繫,兩人多年來的兄弟之情由廣播訊號緊緊牽引著,心碎地令人神經麻痺。

 

想不到,兄弟倆的對談成了該電台收視率保證,這場人類災難竟捲入了商業角力、道德底線的挑戰……

作者介紹

西恩‧亞當斯(Sean Adams)畢業於本寧頓學院(Bennington College)以及愛荷華作家工作坊(the Iowa Writers' Workshop),其小說見於《電子文學季刊》(Electric Literature)推薦讀物、《科幻小說雜誌》(The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)等文學雜誌。和妻子及寵物居於美國愛荷華州的德梅因(Des Moines)。 

 

 

 
書評

"Cutting satire . . . . A compelling narrative with unexpected twists and darkly comic turns." (New York Times Book Review)


"Like Snowpiercer's train, a George Saunders amusement park, or the fractured cityscape from a Donald Barthelme story, The Heap's Los Verticalés is a sardonic monument to our decadent culture teetering on the brink of collapse. A wry, inventive, and highly original debut." (Chandler Klang Smith, author of The Sky Is Yours)


"The Heap is dizzying in scale, but at its heart it's an endearing and downright fun story about a man who defies all odds to reestablish a familial link that's been sundered by technology, catastrophe and commerce. . . . The first great science fiction novel of 2020, The Heap is sharp, acidic and sweet." (NPR)


"As intellectually playful as the best of Thomas Pynchon and as sardonically warm as the best of Kurt Vonnegut, The Heap is both a hilarious send-up of life under late capitalism and a moving exploration of the peculiar loneliness of the early 21st century. A masterful and humane gem of a novel." (Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters)


"Somehow both timely and timeless, The Heap explores with heart what it means to live in the wake of strange new kinds of catastrophe." (Seth Fried, author of The Municipalists)


"An incandescent, melancholy satire. . . . Fans of Borges and other inventive but piercing stories will revel in this offbeat novel." (Publishers Weekly)


"A sharp, evocative look at human arrogance and the sense of community we build after tragedy." (Library Journal)


"[The Heap] recalls elaborate dystopian scenes found in Terry Gillam films. . . . Irresistibly clever commentary steeped in wit and secrets." (Booklist)


"A dystopian nightmare that is metaphorical in nature but has a compelling story. . . . A vision of the future that gives the working class a chance to get even." (Kirkus Reviews)


"Darkly funny and dystopian." (New York Post)