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Agents of the Internet Apocalypse

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Agents of the Internet Apocalypse

By Wayne Gladstone

Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9781250048394, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2015

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Description

Gladstone, the so-called Internet Messiah, has not only failed to bring back the World Wide Web, which disappeared mysteriously several months earlier, but his search has also landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn't doing so well either, filled with disconnected Internet users still jonesing for a fix, and an increasingly draconian government, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a "person of interest" under the NET Recovery Act.

For Gladstone, however, finding the Net is less important than heading to Los Angeles to win back his ex-wife. He takes up residence on the couch of his old friend, gossip-blogger Tobey, while trying to rebuild his lost romance. But when Gladstone's old journal account of the Internet Apocalypse goes "paper viral," his newfound celebrity puts him at the forefront of the Internet Reclamation Movement. Soon he is the target of shadowy government agents and a reluctant collaborator with Anonymous, who provides a clue that promises to explain the Internet's disappearance.

Full of funny, yet cutting social commentary, Wayne Gladstone's "Agents of the Internet Apocalypse" continues the series that imagines a dystopian world without the Web.



About the Author
WAYNE GLADSTONE is a longtime columnist for Cracked.com and the author of Notes from the Internet Apocalypse. He is the creator and star of the Hate by Numbers online video series. His writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Comedy Central's Indecision, and in the collections You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News and The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes. He lives in New York.
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