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Nester Cab, a second rate magazine writer, goes about his mundane life, disenfranchised and hiding from the city he lives in. But, a mysterious note left in his office awakens his ravenous curiosity and sets him on a journey to find a missing soldier. In his travels, he becomes entangled with a clandestine anti-government organization, witnesses a delusional and violent Am ...more
Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Published June 11th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published May 4th 2011)
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Autumn Blues Reviews
Oct 12, 2011 Autumn Blues Reviews rated it it was amazing
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Creative, fresh futuristic literature, with disturbing undertones.

I do not recommend EPHEMERA to just anyone, however if you love futuristic suspense and drama and have a vivid imagination, you will truly enjoy this book as I have. The opening setting for this book is New York City some time in the future where advertising and media streaming have engulfed society in it's entirety. New York has always been ahead of its time and now even awnings project ads amongst the wads of flattened gum on th
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Sally Bennett
Jul 05, 2011 Sally Bennett rated it really liked it
Futuristic dystopia

This is not a simple book, a quick read, your standard action thriller. Reminding me of Bladerunner and Kurt Vonnegut’s Player Piano, the sophisticated literary voice and postmodern antihero require more of the reader. This is the gritty, dark, unpleasant side of life, and even the protagonist, with the unlikely name of Nester Cab, has so many flaws that empathizing with him becomes difficult toward the end of the novel.

This dystopian society is controlled by corporate profite
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Nikki
Sep 01, 2011 Nikki rated it really liked it
I love a good conspiracy story. Before I moved and actually had a lot more bookshelf space, I had an entire two shelves dedicated to conspiracies. I’m not saying I believe all of them, or even the majority of them, but they are fascinating to read about nonetheless. Ephemera by Jeffrey M. Anderson is sort of a conspiracy story, but it’s also much more. It’s part dystopian, part utopian, part political intrigue, part dark humor, and part something else entirely that I can’t describe. It’s a comme ...more
Bonnie Lamer
Sep 05, 2011 Bonnie Lamer rated it really liked it
Nester Cab has always wanted to do something, go somewhere, maybe make a difference in the world. He eschews most of the gadgets and gimmicks of modern technology and convenience that is driven by consumerism and greed, and does his own little things to fight against it. But he’s not quite prepared for the turn his life takes when he is thrust into the middle of a war between radical outcasts and power hungry politicians.
As a mother in this new technological era, I have often been known to say t
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Tim
Jun 16, 2011 Tim rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf, fiction
Although the seeds were planted earlier, dystopian literature has flourished in 20th century nutrients -- the rise of fascism, ideological conflicts, global industrialization, and seemingly limitless advances in technology. Pessimism isn't a prerequisite to realize there is a potentially detrimental synergy in the coalescence of these changes. It undoubtedly provides plenty of opportunity to envision a future that may be more hellish than heavenly.

It's from ground like this that an America a co
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B Throwsnaill
Jul 11, 2012 B Throwsnaill rated it it was amazing
Ephemera is a complex and at times disturbing dystopian novel. It paints a vivid picture of an America in the near future where a toxic cocktail of intrusive technology and a deceitful government have produced a land where liberty is in jeopardy and ignorance is an epidemic. The protagonist, Nester Cab, is a humble if unusually principled cog in the machinery of this future U.S.A. He is a journalist who writes reviews of reviews. This job is symbolic of the cynicism that is woven into the story. ...more
Lisa
Mar 01, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
Nestor Cab lives in a world oversaturated with technology and commercialism. A reviewer of reviews by trade, he is disillusioned by the never-ending product placement he sees not only in the media, but permeated throughout everyday society. When he finds a picture of a soldier supposedly fighting overseas, along with enigmatic note on his desk, his quest to find the truth behind it sends him down a rabbit hole from which he will never resurface.

Anderson proves himself a true wordsmith in this br
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T.L. Evans
Jul 26, 2012 T.L. Evans rated it liked it
Ephemera is the highly enjoyable, if at times challenging debut novel by Jeffery M. Anderson. It falls fully into the category of interstitial literature, which means it dips it toes into a huge number of genres. Exciting, engaging and wryly funny, I greatly enjoyed this book, but feel that others may find its genre slipping style challenging. Regardless, I suggest you come to it with no expectations as to where it will take you, and I suspect you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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