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Signal to Noise Carla Sinclair

Signal to Noise

Carla Sinclair

Published
ISBN : 9780062515339
Hardcover
294 pages
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In her electrifying new first novel, alt. culture diva Carla Sinclair spikes a fast-paced thriller with biting new-media satire to deliver a witty insider riff on wired life. Populated by the eclectic denizens of cyberspace, from jaded media-junkieMoreIn her electrifying new first novel, alt. culture diva Carla Sinclair spikes a fast-paced thriller with biting new-media satire to deliver a witty insider riff on wired life. Populated by the eclectic denizens of cyberspace, from jaded media-junkie journalists to hackers to Gen X icons, Signal to Noise begins in San Franciscos Multimedia Gulch and veers into a web of intrigue in which your sense of security lasts only until the next time you log on.Living at opposite ends of new medias hierarchy, Jim Knight -- feature editor of the ultra-cool Signal Magazine, the wired scenes monthly gospel of geek chic -- and Kat Astura -- unpaid zine drudge -- are tossed together when Kat, mouse-clicking her way into trouble, blows $200,000 of Jims money in a virtual blackjack game backed by an all-too-real organized crime ring.Kidnapped and spirited off to the hinterlands by Way New mobsters, Jim and Kat race through the electronic byways of the San Francisco multimedia ghetto and the sandblasted Southwestern desert in a run for their money and their lives. Their initial conflict morphs into the wired worlds quirkiest romance -- and the key to their survival.Signal to Noise is a wild ride through the posmodern netherworld of new media mavens, street culture and designer drugs, where business is pleasure and technology is the ultimate intoxicant. Carla Sinclair conjures up a brilliant mix of social satire, offbeat romance and suspense in a page-turning thriller that casts a sardonic eye on our fascination with new technology and its trappings.