Medusa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kai Mansberger


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Publication date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781849914987
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Description This screenplay is set in the near future when human society is completely dependent on computers, pen and paper are no longer used and all money exists as electronic credit. Of course there are back-ups and fail-safe devices, but even these are destroyed by Medusa, the most destructive computer virus the world has ever seen. All information on computers is lost forever, governments lose control, riots break out and society collapses. After the Big Crash a young man named Mark takes refuge at Border's Edge, a militant survival camp in the Arizona desert. When the camp finds itself at war with the rival camp of New City, Mark flees into the desert and soon teams up with a black man who calls himself Jesus and a young woman named Rose. Together they begin a quest to find Hushville, a mythical utopian village which has achieved a token of stability. On their epic journey the three friends are forced to discover themselves and fight for their survival in the harsh, post-apocalyptic, desert environment. They have surreal encounters with the prophetic Crazy Old Woman, the strange artist Simon Agresta and the Tribers, mysterious nomads who have relinquished their need for civilisation. Their progress through the desert is followed by a murderous gang of anarchists on horseback and the dangerous Dragon Sisters who soar above them on genetically engineered dragons. Written and presented as a black fairy tale, Medusa also poses a few important questions about the fragmentation of the individual and society in the postmodern world of computer technology and virtual reality. About the Author Kai Mansberger was born in 1980 in Kathmandu and spent his early childhood in Nepal and Hawaii. He received his formal secondary education in Oxford and studied English Literature and Film at the University of Wales, Bangor. As an aspiring young actor he appeared in several films, most notably alongside Peter O'Toole in Douglas Livingstone's film dramatisation of P.G. Wodehouse's Heavy Weather in 1995. He was a gifted musician, songwriter and composer. Additionally, he was a serious student of martial arts, Japanese language, philosophy, quantum physics, higher mathematics and computer programming. Intermittently, he travelled to The Netherlands and remote areas of Italy, France and Greece in search of alternative modern day utopias and immersed himself in the music and street subcultures of Oxford. All of these interests and life experiences are reflected in his writing. Kai's literary legacy includes Seeing the Invisible (a collection of short stories and poems), The Philosophy of Tenderness and Medusa (two screenplays), all published posthumously by Chipmunka Publishing in 2011. This body of work embraces narrative structures and philosophical explorations of postmodernist, cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk literary tradition. In 2002 Kai was arrested and admitted to hospital under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act. In the ensuing 23 months until his death at the age of 23, he was repeatedly arrested for "irrational," "delusional," "strange," "bizarre" or "suspicious" behaviour, sectioned, misdiagnosed and mistreated: he always maintained that he was just an "eccentric philosopher." He subsequently endured incarceration, detention, solitary confinement, mental torture, extreme mental suffering, psychological pain and debilitating side effects induced by the continually enforced medication of 16 different mind-altering psychiatric drugs. This episode in his life has been documented in The Rape of Psyche (Chipmunka Publishing: 2010).
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Medusa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kai Mansberger
Chipmunkapublishing Ltd, June 2011
ISBN: 9781849914987
EAN:  9781849914987
ePub (Adobe DRM)
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Medusa ePub download by Kai Mansberger
Chipmunkapublishing Ltd, June 2011
ISBN: 9781849914987
EAN:  2370004398877
List Price: $8.99 eBook price: $7.99
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