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978-1-57322-702-5 / 1573227021

Ecstacy Club: A Novel

by Rushkoff, Douglas

Publisher:Riverhead Trade

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The end of the millennium is just a couple of years away, and folks, it's getting pretty insane out there. Survivalists are stockpiling weapons in the hills as they wait for the black helicopters that herald a new world order; Heaven's Gate cultists try and return to the mother ship via poison-laced apple sauce while members of the Solar Temple believe their suicides on Earth will result in a better life on the planet Sirius. Can it get any stranger? In Douglas Rushkoff's novel, Ecstasy Club, it can and does. Rushkoff's club is an abandoned piano factory in Oakland, California, where members of a small group of idealists hold round-the-clock raves even as they seek to combine computer technology, mind-altering substances and New Age spirituality to create a method of time travel.

Along with end-of-the-world scenarios, the millennium brings with it a heavy dose of conspiracy theory, and Ecstasy Club has its fair share. Once narrator Zach Levi and his merry band actually succeed in "breaking time" online, they are beset by menacing government agents, religious zealots and a host of other special interest groups who are out to shut them down. So while we're all waiting for 1999, what better way to pass the time than with Douglas Rushkoff's Ecstasy Club?

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