Bit Rot

Bit Rot Short Stories + Essays

Paperback (05 Oct 2017)

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099510895
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Windmill Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 818.608
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 425
Weight: 344g
Height: 128mm
Width: 195mm
Spine width: 28mm