Liam Brown

Broadcast

Inception meets Black Mirror for the YouTube generation.


The idea behind MindCast is simple. We insert a small chip into your skull and then every thought, every feeling, every memory is streamed live, twenty-four hours a day. Trust me — within a few months you'll be the most talked about person on the planet.

When David Callow is offered the lead role in a revolutionary new online show, he snatches at the opportunity.

Rapidly becoming a viral sensation, David is propelled to stratospheric levels of celebrity. However, he soon realises the downside of sharing every secret with the world.

A prisoner to both his fame and his own thoughts, David seeks to have the chip removed, only to discover the chilling secret lurking at the heart of MindCast, and the terrifying ambition the show's creator has for him.




What Reviewers and Readers Say:

'Delivers a brilliant, ice-cold rush of horror … Truly a morality tale for our digital age' Daily Mail

I couldn't put Broadcast down. I think Liam has the narrative temperature just right here between a compulsive read and a clever Ballardian dystopian prophecy. I'll be thinking about this book for a while, and, to me, that's the sign of something really special.’ Kerry Hadley

'A thriller that's both hugely entertaining and immediately relevant to the current social media culture… An unsettling tale for our times Broadcast is thriller, commentary, and really very good.' Luke Marlow, The Bookbag

'A relentlessly thrilling selfie-induced panic attack. Broadcast isn't about the future, it's about right now.' Socrates Adams, author of 'Everything's Fine' and 'A Modern Family'

'short, fast-paced and un-put-downable … the story made all the more terrifying because of its proximity to reality, only a small step away from what could be.' Mari Ellis Dunning

'Broadcast is a riotous victory for speculative live entertainment, delivering a sleek, alternative diversion for our appreciate… Not only is this book highly imaginative, it's also one of my favourite reads this year. Terrific stuff!' Wendy Smart, Little Bookness Lane
222 printed pages
Original publication
2017
Publisher
Legend Press

Impressions

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    🚀Unputdownable

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Quotes

    Maria Talathas quotedlast year
    books are the only opportunity we ever get to experience true empathy with another human being. To see the world through their eyes. To walk in their shoes.
    Maria Talathas quotedlast year
    I just resent pivotal moments in our lives being reduced to nothing more than a photo opportunity. To fucking content. Something to like and share and then move on from, everything filtered and framed with the same bland conformity of a fashion spread, an endless popularity contest designed to distract us from the fact that our lives are pretty much totally bereft of any deeper meaning. It’s all just so depressing.’
    Maria Talathas quotedlast year
    Thoughts don’t happen in isolation. They come wrapped in the baggage of a lifetime of personal experiences and history and education and all the rest of it.

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