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Bit Rot

(2015)
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In Bit Rot, Douglas Coupland explores the different ways in which twentieth-century notions of the future are being shredded, and creates a gem of the digital age. Reading the stories and essays in Bit Rot is like bingeing on Netflix . . . you can't stop with just one.

'Bit rot' is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Coupland writes, 'bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones'.

Bit Rot the book explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is addictively satisfying for Coupland's legion of fans hungry for his observations about our world. For almost three decades, his unique pattern recognition has powered his fiction, and his phrase-making. Every page of Bit Rot is full of wit, surprise and delight.

 
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Used availability for Douglas Coupland's Bit Rot


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: Bit Rot: stories + essays
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0-399-57580-4 / 978-0-399-57580-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Bit Rot
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 1-78515-102-9 / 978-1-78515-102-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Bit Rot
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0-345-81214-X / 978-0-345-81214-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Bit Rot (Tpb Om)
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 1-78515-103-7 / 978-1-78515-103-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Paperback
Title: Bit Rot
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 9491435426 / 978-9491435423
Publisher: Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Bit Rot: stories + essays
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   

October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Bit Rot
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Bit Rot
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


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