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The Word Exchange

A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a near reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are essentially things of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication but have become so intuitive as to hail us cabs before we leave our offices, order takeout at the first growl of our stomachs, change traffic lights and interface with home appliances'even create and sell language itself in a marketplace called the Word Exchange. Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), where Doug is hard at work on the final edition that will ever be printed. Doug is a staunchly anti-Meme, anti-tech intellectual who fondly remembers the days when people used e-mail (everything now is text or videoconference) to communicate'or even actually spoke to one another, for that matter. One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL offices, leaving behind a written clue: ALICE. It's a code word he and Anana devised to signal if one of them ever fell into harm's way. And thus begins Anana's journey down the proverbial rabbit hole ... Joined by Bart, her bookish NADEL colleague (who is secretly in love with her), Anana's search for Doug will take her into dark basement incinerator rooms, underground passages, the stacks and reading rooms of the Mercantile Library, secret meetings of the anonymous "Diachronic Society," the boardrooms of the evil online retailing site Synchronic, and ultimately the hallowed halls of the Oxford English Dictionary'the spiritual home of the written word. As Ana peices together what is going on, and Bart gets sicker and sicker with a strange "word flu" that has spread worldwide, causing more and more people to speak in gibberish and succumb to aphasia, Alena Graedon crafts a fresh, cautionary tale that is at once a technological thriller and a thoughtful meditation on the price of technology and the unforeseen, though very real, dangers of the digital age. From the Hardcover edition.

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  • ""A dystopian novel for the digital age, The word exchange offers an inventive, suspenseful, and decidedly original vision of the dangers of technology and of the enduring power of the printed word"--P. [2] of cover."
  • "A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange Anana Johnson works with her father Doug at the North American Dictionary of the English Language Joined by Bart, her bookish NADEL colleague (who is secretly in love with her), Anana's search for Doug will take her into dark basement incinerator rooms, underground passages of the Mercantile Library, secret meetings of the anonymous "Diachronic Society," the boardrooms of the evil online retailing site Synchronic, and ultimately to the hallowed halls of the Oxford English Dictionary--the spiritual home of the written word. As Ana pieces togehter what is going on, and Bart gets sicker and sicker with the strange "Word flu" that has spread worldwide causing people to speak in gibberish, Alena Graedon crafts a fresh, cautionary tale that is at once a technological thriller, and a throughtful meditation on the price of technology and the unforeseen, though very real, dangers of the digital age."
  • "Imagine a world in which books, libraries and newspapers are part of the past. A world in which we live glued to a portable device that so that we are not only kept in constant communication, but they are so intuitive that they even guarantee us that we will find a taxi when leaving the office. In that world, Anana Johnson works with his father, Doug, on the publication of a dictionary of the language that was never printed. Until one afternoon, Doug disappears and Anana discovers that he'd devised a code to indicate that he was in danger, and the search leads inevitably to dark cellars, underground passages, secret meetings and the sacred precincts of the spiritual home of the written word."
  • "A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a near reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are essentially things of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication but have become so intuitive as to hail us cabs before we leave our offices, order takeout at the first growl of our stomachs, change traffic lights and interface with home appliances'even create and sell language itself in a marketplace called the Word Exchange. Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), where Doug is hard at work on the final edition that will ever be printed. Doug is a staunchly anti-Meme, anti-tech intellectual who fondly remembers the days when people used e-mail (everything now is text or videoconference) to communicate'or even actually spoke to one another, for that matter. One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL offices, leaving behind a written clue: ALICE. It's a code word he and Anana devised to signal if one of them ever fell into harm's way. And thus begins Anana's journey down the proverbial rabbit hole ... Joined by Bart, her bookish NADEL colleague (who is secretly in love with her), Anana's search for Doug will take her into dark basement incinerator rooms, underground passages, the stacks and reading rooms of the Mercantile Library, secret meetings of the anonymous "Diachronic Society," the boardrooms of the evil online retailing site Synchronic, and ultimately the hallowed halls of the Oxford English Dictionary'the spiritual home of the written word. As Ana peices together what is going on, and Bart gets sicker and sicker with a strange "word flu" that has spread worldwide, causing more and more people to speak in gibberish and succumb to aphasia, Alena Graedon crafts a fresh, cautionary tale that is at once a technological thriller and a thoughtful meditation on the price of technology and the unforeseen, though very real, dangers of the digital age. From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • ""A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word."--"@en
  • ""A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word"--"@en
  • ""A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word"--"
  • "In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted 'death of print' has become a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers and magazines are a thing of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication, but have become so intuitive as to hail us taxis before we leave our offices and order takeout at the first growl of a hungry stomach. Anana Johnson works with her father, Doug, at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), where Doug is hard at work on the final edition that will ever be printed."
  • "A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized, and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word."
  • ""Imagina un mundo en que los libros, las bibliotecas y los periódicos son parte del pasado. Un mundo en el que vivimos pegados a unos dispositivos portátiles que no solo nos mantienen en constante comunicación, sino que son tan intuitivos que incluso nos garantizan que encontraremos un taxi al salir de al oficina. En ese mundo, Anana Johnson trabaja con su padre, Doug, en la edición de un diccionario de la lengua que nunca se imprimirá. Hasta que, una tarde, Doug desaparece y Anana descubre un código que aquel ideó para indicar que se encontraba en peligro, y su búsqueda la lleva irremediablemente a sótanos oscuros, pasajes subterráneos, reuniones secretas y los sagrados recintos del hogar espiritual de la palabra escrita." --P. [4] of cover."

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Science fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Dystopias"@en
  • "Dystopias"
  • "Science Fiction"
  • "Suspense fiction"@en

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  • "Het laatste woord"
  • "The Word Exchange"@en
  • "Das letzte Wort Roman - diezukunft.de-Edition"
  • "The word exchange a novel"@en
  • "The word exchange : a novel"@en
  • "The word exchange : a novel"
  • "El virus de las palabras"
  • "El virus de las palabras"@es
  • "The word exchange"@en
  • "The word exchange"