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Literature™ - PRESS RELEASE

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

"For lovers of everything from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984 to Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip K Dick's Ubik and beyond."


Cadiz, 19/04/2018 – Literature™ is the fiction debut of Guillermo Stitch who, under another name, has made non-fiction contributions to Red Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine, The Telegraph and other well known publications. It will be released on Amazon and Kindle on July 1st, 2018.


It is a short, snappy rollercoaster of a read – perfect for today's lunch hour bookworms, commuters and multitaskers – that takes the reader on a white-knuckle ride through the twists and turns of what will be a very, very bad day for its protagonist, Billy Stringer.


Billy is a bookworm himself, and that's a problem – in his world, fiction is banned. Reading it is illegal. Disseminating it is terrorism.


Why? Because people need to get to work. The new Cognition™ drives require fuel. Fiction is that fuel so it must be controlled. There are book burnings, detention centers, executions.


And road surfacing: the shady organisation building the new specialised infrastructure must also eliminate Gilgamesh, an underground movement circulating illicit books that don't conform to strict Cog™ drive criteria. Eliminating the movement means eliminating its members and, since he got caught up with his ex-girlfriend's kid brother, that includes Billy.


Literature™speaks to the industrialisation of art, and also to the link between alienation and radicalisation in consumerist societies.


Mainly though, it speaks to our need for great stories, by providing one. The conceptual is never allowed to overpower the human. This is a love story. There is heart here, and heartache. And, crucially, a chase scene.

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