Bioshock - Rapture

John Shirley

John Shirley is a critically acclaimed cyberpunk, sci-fi and horror writer, titles include City Come-Walkin’ and Dracula In Love. He wrote the first screenplay for The Crow. He has also written many tie-ins including Constantine and Doom. His short story collection Black Butterflies won a Bram Stoker, the International Horror Guild Award and was one of the Publishers Weekly best books of 1998.

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It Was the End of World War II.

FDR’s New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America’s sense of freedom was diminishing... and many were desperate to take that freedom back.

Among them was a great dreamer, an immigrant who’d pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and most admired men in the world. That man was Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserved better. So he set out to create the impossible, a utopia free from government , from censorship, and from moral restrictions on science, where what you gave was what you got. He created Rapture–the shining city below the sea.

But this utopia suffered a great tragedy.

This is the story of how it all came to be... and how it all ended.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781848567047
  • Dimensions: 174 x 108 mm
  • Mass market paperback: 480pp
  • Publication date: 19 July 2011
  • All authors:
    John Shirley

Bioshock 2009 Take Two Interactive.

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