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DISCO SOUR – Book launch London
25 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an event to celebrate the publication of DISCO SOUR, a speculative fiction novel from Giuseppe Porcaro, published by Unbound.
Giuseppe Porcaro will be in conversation with Dave Hutchinson, a science fiction writer best known for his Fractured Europe series, which has received multiple award nominations, with the third novel, Europe in Winter, winning the BSFA Award for Best Novel, and Nicholas Barrett a literary critic who contributes reviews to the TLS and the Economist, where he also wrote a blog about science and technology.
The conversation will be followed by drinks and book signing.
DISCO SOUR has been awarded the second prize “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe” from the European Union in 2018.
In DISCO SOUR a dating app addict politician embarks on an existential odyssey to save democracy. Bastian Balthazar Bux is a leading member of The Federation®, the European network of civil society and local governments.
In the aftermath of a continental civil-war, nation-states have collapsed, the European Union™ holds on, preventing anarchy. Bastian has just been unexpectedly dumped through an app, the BreakupShop™ service. Heavy hearted, he just wants to drink, celebrate work success and forget his romantic woes. However, he discovers that Nathan Ziggy Zukowsky, the alleged illegitimate son of Roman Polanski, is planning to sell plebiscitum®, a tinder-like app that is meant to replace elections, at the same conference he is invited to attend in Chile.
Haunted by his breakup’s ghosts, he finds himself without his all-important Morph® phone, just a few hours before embarking on his trip to try to save democracy.
How will he manage to travel without his obsessively endeared smartphone to that conference on the other side of the world? Will he stop Polanski’s son from selling his tinderpolitics app? Will he find a way to deal with breakups?