Feed 4: The Corporation by Nicole Grotepas
Publication date: June 20th 2019 | Genres: Adult, Dystopian
Sometimes a hero has to lose everything to discover what matters most.
Still trapped in the dangerous heart of the Kirkwood Broadcasting empire, Ramone works to meet his captor’s demands: create a device to block the feeds.
But . . . aren’t they in control of the feeds? And how will they use such a tool?
Though it’s against everything he believes in, Ramone is prepared to give Kirkwood the tool they want in exchange for what he wants—a guarantee that his family will be safe.
But the way forward isn’t easy.
Allegiances will be questioned. Traitors will continue to rise and fall. Maybe there’s a way out without compromising the ideals he sacrificed once, years ago. He only has to trust the turncoat who offers him an alternative.
But as the corporation prepares to covertly unleash its massive army of surveillance cameras upon the rest of the world, Ramone can see that there really is only one option: do not give them what they want.
He only has everything to lose if he screws up.
For fans of surveillance dystopian works such as 1984, We, and revolutionary TV series like The Prisoner and Black Mirror. Can you survive the feeds?
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Excerpt #2; Ghosteye’s POV:
In his room, Ghosteye sank to the rose-colored sofa—propping his crutches against the cushion—and felt a strange emptiness swallow him. He should be used to being alone. It was the one thing he understood, the one thing he had been more than he’d ever been anything else: on his own. It was what he preferred. He liked having time to think. A carved out space in the world where he was just himself: Ghosteye, the one who saw, who enticed a story from the raw materials of mundane people. Their existence was random and unimportant, until he forced them into the spotlight. To become the lofty. The desirable. For that, he was powerful. He could make someone. He could break them. There was no end to what he could do.
And yet, if all that were true, why did this sudden loneliness sound as heavy and explosive as a rocket engine? Why didn’t it feel sleek, smooth, and comfortable? Maybe . . . maybe he enjoyed being around people? Blythe, Marci, Beth, and the bustling camp of people—even the short time he was there, he’d grown used to the busy atmosphere, the constant intrusions on his thoughts. Nothing now. Just himself in the thick room full of rather frilly extravagances, a bedspread, French doors leading exquisitely into the bedroom. A fireplace. And he didn’t have to see the bathroom to know that its raw materials probably cost as much as a house for some people. Like those who lived on the lowest tiers of Sweet Life. He’d unintentionally—or intentionally, he couldn’t decide—endorsed that awful system by being such a key component in its workings.
He should be crushed for that. He should be sent to the salt mines of some long-forgotten tyrannical dictator for being the eyes that saw everything but never did anything. And the things he had seen. . . .
Some of them he’d rather forget.
And now. He was the one being watched. He was no longer powerful. His power, would it be in saving Ramone? Could he?
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Nicole writes stories about surveillance and how it affects human behavior, colonization, AI, robots, and a bunch of other impossible but cool scenarios. She studied folklore in college and believes that the best parts of any story touch on these living, changing elements of culture.
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