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Brian Pinkerton

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Brian Pinkerton is the author of Abducted, Vengeance, Rough Cut, Killer’s Diary, How I Started the Apocalypse, Bender, Anatomy of Evil and The Gemini Experiment. Select titles have also been released as audio books, ebooks and in foreign languages.

Brian’s short stories have appeared in anthologies including Chicago Blues, PULP! and Zombie Zoology. His screenplays have finished in the top 100 of Project Greenlight and top two percent of the Nicholl Fellowship of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His academic background includes the Iowa Writers Workshop and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. His web site, brianpinkerton.com, includes his cartoon series The Ruts.
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Abducted

4.14 avg rating — 1,022 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Killer's Diary

3.92 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Bender

3.88 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Gemini Experiment

4.15 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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Vengeance

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Anatomy of Evil

3.60 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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The Nirvana Effect

4.09 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2021 — 4 editions
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Are We All Doomed? The Nirvana Effect

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I fear the Cloud like I fear death.

Similar to what awaits me in the great beyond, the Cloud is an abstract concept that replaces a physical existence with something intangible I can’t visualize but simply must accept.

I know it’s where people store their books, music, photographs, correspondence, money, critical documents and other personal items, but I like my things where I can see and touch them Read more of this blog post »
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The Nirvana Effect by Brian Pinkerton
"I would describe THE NIRVANA EFFECT as a plot-driven narrative wherein a new fad of escapism takes the form of an addictive virtual high that divides society into groups of chippers and anti-chippers—add a dash of politics and a pinch of conspiracy t" Read more of this review »
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No one goes out anymore.

Society is sheltered indoors. The economy is in ruins. People spend their lives addicted to a breakthrough virtual
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"THE NIRVANA EFFECT brings a clear eye to timely issues that society, culture, government, and individuals will need to grapple with intelligently in the near future. With the current conspiracy theories proclaiming vaccines and "chipping," this novel" Read more of this review »
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"I do love a good dystopian story that has a certain amount of believability to it, or one that you can understand how things get to the point they do. The Nirvana Effect is a book that has that certain amount of believability to it and it is one that" Read more of this review »
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A breakthrough in virtual reality technology leaves the economy and society in shambles. Many people are virtually prisoners in their own minds, staying indoors all day every day in order to plug in and escape. When the government gets invol" Read more of this review »
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