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The Prisoner: The Prisoner's Dilemma (The Prisoner (Powys Media) #1)

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THE PRISONER'S DILEMMA is the first in Powys Media's new line of novels based on the classic television series, THE PRISONER. Things are changing in the Village--the charming holiday camp for the disappeared, the civilized prison for those who know too much. The authorities have found new ways of exploiting community spirit... using a lost pioneer of computer science to pu ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published March 31st 2005 by Powys Media
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Matthew Kresal
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
The 1967 series The Prisoner has left quite a mark on pop culture. Lasting a mere seventeen episodes, the unusual mix of genres ranging from spy thriller to dystopian to political satire with dashes of psychedelic thrown in has guaranteed it its status as “cult TV” icon. Yet beyond those episodes and a handful of books (including the graphic novel Shattered Visage), there has seemingly been little else to come out of the series. That looked to change in 2005 when Powys Media published The Prison ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a 2005 book based on The Prisoner television series. In this case the overall theme is the construction of a computer that can predict peoples' actions, thus making it easier to control them. #6 is involved in trying to stop it along with a woman who is #18 and who has just killed a guy.

The Prisoner is subject to a lot of drugs, conditioning and mind manipulation, far more than at any time during the actual series. He and #18 are even put through a series of severe tests in different en
Aug 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of the show.
First book in a new series based on the British TV series. No others have appeared to date.
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent contribution to the world of The Prisoner, but difficult to get into as it's written entirely in present tense. Once you're past that oddness, the story is engaging and complex.
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Jonathan Blum is the author of several Doctor Who novels and Big Finish audios. He currently lives in Australia with his wife Kate Orman.
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