Eastern standard tribe

223 pages

English language

Published Nov. 10, 2005 by Tor.

ISBN:
9780765310453
OCLC Number:
60857540

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Art is a member of the Eastern Standard Tribe, a secret society bound together by a sleep schedule. Around the world, those who wake and sleep on East Coast time find common cause with one another, cooperating, conspiring, to help each other out, coordinated by a global network of Wi-Fi, instant messaging, ubiquitous computing, and a shared love of Manhattan-style bagels. Or perhaps not. Art is, after all, in the nuthouse. He was put there by a conspiracy of his friends and loved ones, fellow travelers from EST hidden in the bowels of Greenwich Mean Time, spies masquerading as management consultants who strive to mire Europe in oatmeal-thick bureaucracy. Eastern Standard Tribe is a story of madness and betrayal, of society after the End of Geography, of the intangible factors that define us as a species, as a tribe, as individuals. Scathing, bitter, and funny, EST examines the immutable truths …

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Subjects

  • Conspiracies
  • Secret societies
  • Fiction
  • Sleep-wake cycle
  • Science fiction
  • Time
  • Young men
  • Systems and standards

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