Arms Race: And Other Stories
Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic Low's stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark heart of our collective obsession with technology, power and image. Set variously in London, an Indian village, remote Mongolia, the West Australian outback and mountainous New Zealand, these are prescient visions of the future and outlandish reimaginings of the past. Arms Race is an arresting debut from a fierce, playful new voice in Australian writing.
* Review coverage in literary magazines such as Kill Your Darlings, Australian Book Review, Lifted Brow, Overland Journal, Meanjin, The Melbourne Review * Review coverage in major broadsheet and tabloid newspapers in Australia and New Zealand * Online review coverage on sites such as bookmooch.com, Overland blog, ThreeThousand.com, ArtsHub * Author features and blog posts on popular literary blogs * Interviews on national radio programs such as Radio National's Books & Arts Daily * Selected story to feature as extract in literary magazines * Author will be a guest of a major literary festival in 2014 * Reading copies available to the trade * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR, Monthly, Listener, NZ Books and on their associated websites * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and sites like Booksellers New Zealand * Banner advertising on bookseller websites * One standout story from the collection circulated via social media and featured on Text and bookseller websites
New Zealand born author living in Australia.