Robert Jackson Bennett's Vigilance is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence.
The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces "Vigilance," a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. Shooters are introduced into a "game environment," and the survivors get a cash prize.
The TV audience is not the only one that's watching though, and McDean soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the camera.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT is a two-time award winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and a Philip K Dick Award Citation of Excellence. City of Stairs was shortlisted for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. City of Blades was a finalist for the 2015 World Fantasy, Locus, and British Fantasy Awards. The Divine Cities trilogy was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Series. His new series begins with Foundryside. Robert lives in Austin with his wife and large sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I finished reading this book while the headlines are about three suicides by survivors and loved ones connected to mass shootings, two teens from Parkland and the father of one of the children murdered at Sandy Hook. I avoided being caught in a public shooting by a few seconds as a kid and every time they happen, the argument is for more vigilance. More "good guys with guns" to stop the "bad guys with guns". This book is terrifying because it feels so easily plausible. It's a future I hope we never allow to come about.