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Rapture (Paperback) (John Shirley)

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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 bombings 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.

It's the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business has many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom is diminishing . . . and many are desperate to take there freedom back.

Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and admired men in the world. That man is Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserve better. And so he set out to create the impossible, a utopia free from government, censorship, and moral restrictions on science--where what you give is what you get. He created Rapture---the shining city below the sea.

But as we all know, this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be . . .and how it all ended.

A tale inspired by the universe depicted in the popular interactive video game finds a plane crash survivor awakening in an undersea city that represents its creator's failed utopian vision and struggling to protect worthy survivors from genetically engineered adversaries. Simultaneous. Video game tie-in.
Number of Pages: 430.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Bioshock
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: John Shirley
Language: English
Street Date: July 19, 2011
TCIN: 12130846
UPC: 9780765324856
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0584

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