Biograph

TitleBiograph
Year for Search1996
AuthorsWhite, John
Date Published1996
PublisherFractal Press
Place PublishedGrassington, Eng.
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Detailed eutopia set in 2155 centered around a form of electronic democracy in which everyone votes on every imaginable issue. The novel is presented as the autobiography required of a man convicted, by a world-wide vote, of the crime of being exposed to an alien and, hence, possibly bringing contagion to Earth. He tells the story of his education, entirely through the internet, his gaining the right to vote and access to the entire web and age ten, and his life and loves until his encounter in space with an alien and his return to Earth, showing the strengths and weaknesses of the system. There is a satellite of the moon created from an asteroid that is attracting people who want to leave Earth and head for the stars, which becomes an issue for the protagonist.

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1996 White, John. Biograph. Grassington, Eng.: Fractal Press. NLS, O, PSt

Detailed eutopia set in 2155 centered around a form of electronic democracy in which everyone votes on every imaginable issue. The novel is presented as the autobiography required of a man convicted, by a world-wide vote, of the crime of being exposed to an alien and, hence, possibly bringing contagion to Earth. He tells the story of his education, entirely through the internet, his gaining the right to vote and access to the entire web and age ten, and his life and loves until his encounter in space with an alien and his return to Earth, showing the strengths and weaknesses of the system. There is a satellite of the moon created from an asteroid that is attracting people who want to leave Earth and head for the stars, which becomes an issue for the protagonist.