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Catch A Glimpse Of The BioShock Novel

The legacy of Andrew Ryan.

It’s not often that people get excited about novels based on video games, but when it was announced that sci-fi/noir fiction author John Shirley was penning a prequel to the much loved BioShock, a considerable number of heads were turned. The book, titled BioShock: Rapture, follows the exploits of Andrew Ryan and how he sets about creating his underwater utopia after the effects of economic depression and World War II weaken the American resolve. If you simply can’t wait to get your hands on Shirley’s novel, a lengthy passage awaits your perusal.

Published by Titan Books, BioShock: Rapture will launch on July 19th here in the UK.

7 Comments
  1. a inferior race
    I'm special
    Since: Jul 2009

    This does actually interest interest. As the complete failure of Capitalism in Rapture amazed me.

    Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 22:12.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Then I highly recommend reading Ayn Rand’s Atlus Shrugged. If you haven’t already, of course.

      Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:17.
      • colossalblue
        Team TSA: Editor
        Since: Forever

        I’ll add my recommendation to Kovacs’ too. It’s been years since I read it but it was a great book, if memory serves. Actually, I think I’ll hunt it out again and have another read :)

        Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:34.
      • Jim H [Teabags]
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Have the book wedged somewhere on my shelf as well as The Fountainhead. Will make for some good summer reading :)

        Comment posted on 21/06/2011 at 08:58.
    • rht992
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      if you get the chance watch “watched over by machines of love and grace” ties in with some of the games themes. its by adam curits and the whole things on youtube. really worth watching

      Comment posted on 20/06/2011 at 23:32.
    • a inferior race
      I'm special
      Since: Jul 2009

      Cheers guys for the recommendations. I’m gonna watch the video after RVB and I’ve added the book to my wishlist.

      Comment posted on 21/06/2011 at 21:48.
  2. sanmartinez
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Interesting, but I thought it would be released sooner. Still ordering this one when its available. And I agree with all above its recommended to read Ayn Rands novels

    Comment posted on 21/06/2011 at 08:29.

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