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Veracity

Veracity

(2009)
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"An utterly absorbing and impressive novel of technology, control, and pseudo-morality gone mad. Too close for comfort!"
Greg Bear


"A remarkable book, thought-provoking, horrifying, and yet hopeful."
Elizabeth Moon


Harper Adams was six years old in 2012 when an act of viral terrorism wiped out one-half of the country's population. Out of the ashes rose a new government, the Confederation of the Willing, dedicated to maintaining order at any cost. The populace is controlled via government-sanctioned sex and drugs, a brutal police force known as the Blue Coats, and a device called the slate, a mandatory implant that monitors every word a person speaks. To utter a Red-Listed, forbidden word is to risk physical punishment or even death.

But there are those who resist. Guided by the fabled "Book of Noah," they are determined to shake the people from their apathy and ignorance, and are prepared to start a war in the name of freedom. The newest member of this resistance is Harper -- a woman driven by memories of a daughter lost, a daughter whose very name was erased by the Red List. And she possesses a power that could make her the underground warriors' ultimate weapon -- or the instrument of their destruction.

In the tradition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Laura Bynum has written an astonishing debut novel about a chilling, all-too-plausible future in which speech is a weapon and security comes at the highest price of all.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Veracity
Author(s): Laura Bynum
ISBN: 1-4391-2334-9 / 978-1-4391-2334-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Veracity
Author(s): Laura Bynum
ISBN: 1-4391-2335-7 / 978-1-4391-2335-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Veracity
Author(s): Laura Bynum
Publisher: Pocket Books
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