When Bowie-obsessed IT guy Bob leaves his job at the bank to work in school surveillance, he is expecting an easy life. He could not be more wrong.
They say the cameras keep the children safe. So no-one objects when their images are used to feed a revolutionary new teaching system that guarantees extraordinary results. But when Bob meets Lexi, a teacher shaken by the tragic suicide of a teenage pupil, he begins to question whether replacing humans with corporate machines is in the children’s best interests.
Through the eyes of two ordinary people who will go on to do extraordinary things, you will witness the gradual rise of Yuthentic, a populist political movement, and its sinister private sector partner as they prepare to set in motion a terrifying series of events.
For Those About to Rock is the prequel to Rockstar Ending, the definitive dystopia for the coming decade. If you like Black Mirror, The Handmaid’s Tale or the Blue Ant trilogy, then you’ll love these books.