Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Spotlight: The Meme Plague


Memento Nora by Angie SmibertMEMENTO NORA
Marshall Cavendish, hardcover (April 1, 2011) (Also available as an audiobook.) ISBN13:  978-0761458296 ISBN:  0761458298
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THE FORGETTING CURVE
Marshall Cavendish, hardcover (May 1, 2012) ISBN13: 978-0761462651 ISBN: 0761462651
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THE MEME PLAGUE
Skyscape, hardcover (August 13, 2013) ISBN: 1477816607 ISBN-13: 978-1477816608
It begins with the name JONAS W. on the side of a cardboard coffin—right before the funeral procession blows up. Then it’s the whisper in the back of Micah’s head: Your father betrayed his country. You can’t always trust your own brain. Not when you have one of the mayor’s mandatory chips in your skull. Micah knows that the chip developed by TFC (the corporation that runs the Therapeutic Forgetting Clinics) does more than just erase unpleasant memories—it implants new ones. The MemeCast warns citizens to “fight the hack.”
Micah and his friends have each lost something—a parent, a relationship, a home, maybe even their own identities as they remembered them to be. But together, they can make sure some things are never forgotten.
Election Day is coming, and Mayor Mignon is set to be elected to Congress. It’s time to build a new electronic frontier, one that’s not controlled by the mayor and his cronies. It’s time to get out the vote and shake up the system. It’s time to finally say enough.


About Angie:
Angie Smibert was born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She grew up thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian; organic chemistry had other ideas. But she always had stories in her head. Eventually, after a few degrees and a few cool jobs—including a 10-year stint at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—she wrote some of those stories down. 


She’s published many short stories, for both adults and teens. (You can read some of them on her website.)

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