Publication Date: June 2012
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It was the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal had redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom was diminishing . . . and many were desperate to take that freedom back.
Among them was a great dreamer, an immigrant who'd pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and most admired men in the world. That man was Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserved better. So he set out to create the impossible: a utopia free from government, from censorship, and from moral restrictions on science, where what you gave was what you got. He created Rapture the shining city below the sea. But this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be . . . and how it all ended.
About the Author
John Shirleyis the author of many novels, including "Borderlands: The Fallen, Borderlands: Unconquered, Bioshock: Rapture", "Demons, Crawlers, In Darkness Waiting, City Come A-Walk"in', and "Eclipse", as well as the Bram-Stoker-award winning collection "Black Butterflies and Living Shadows". His newest novels arethe urban fantasy "Bleak History" and the cyberpunkthriller "Black Glass". Also a television and movie scripter, Shirley was co-screenwriter of "The Crow". Most recently he has adapted Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia" for the screen. His authorized fan-created website is DarkEcho.com/JohnShirleyand official blog is JohnShirley.net.Jeffrey Kafer is an avid performer on the stage and in voice-overs. He has narrated over one hundred books spanning all genres, and he won the 2008 Voicey Award for Best New Voice.