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Pirate Radio Returns

Playlist by Tim Maughan
Illustration by Jasjyot Singh Hans

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The songs that inspired, infused, or otherwise infected Tim Maughan’s prescient debut novel Infinite Detail.

In Infinite Detail author Tim Maughan imagines the moments just before the near-future total collapse of the Internet, as well as its aftermath. For our newsletter, he lamented the bygone era of pirate radio in the UK which inspired the novel. We asked him to share the soundscapes that stirred the story’s eerie and all-too-real imagined alternate reality. This is Tim’s soundtrack to the “Before” and “After” of Infinite Detail.

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Infinite Detail

MCD × FSGO, 2019

The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year!

A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet

BEFORE: In Bristol’s center lies the Croft, a digital no-man’s-land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate-sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world. Ten years in, it’s become a center of creative...

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