Table of contents:
- 1. Transhumanism inc., Victor Pelevin
- 2. "Virgins", Alex Michaelides
- 3. "Clara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro
- 4. "The Queen's Dress" by Jennifer Robson
- 5. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip Dick
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A selection from Inspiria Audio: Pelevin's new book, a novel from a Nobel laureate and a classic of American fiction.
1. Transhumanism inc., Victor Pelevin
The new novel by Viktor Pelevin was released simultaneously in paper, digital and audio. A multi-layered history sends us to the distant future. People have learned to separate their consciousness from the physical body and transfer it into secure containers. But only those who understand the agenda, discourse and glamor will be allowed into banks with eternal life.
The main novelty of the season was voiced by Maxim Sukhanov, a famous actor and producer. He was assisted by literary critic Galina Yuzefovich and journalist Ksenia Sobchak.
2. "Virgins", Alex Michaelides
Edward Fosca, a professor at the University of Cambridge, is fond of mysticism and even leads. The charismatic teacher is very popular with impressionable freshmen who are happy to participate in rituals and occult games. However, one of the girls is soon found dead. The psychotherapist Mariana will understand the reasons for what happened, ready to challenge the ancient elements and her own memories.
The novel was voiced by the popular actress Daria Belousova - you know her from her participation in successful theatrical and television projects: "Champion", "Fathers and Sons", "I'm Not Joking."
3. "Clara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro
Clara is an intelligent android, affectionately devoted to people. Like a small child, she opens a new facet of the unorganized human world every day. The robot takes care of the family that adopted her, earnestly prays to the Sun for the salvation of its mistress and girlfriend, and also tries to deal with the chaos of human thoughts and emotions.
The book was read by Ekaterina Shpitsa, a popular actress and TV presenter.
4. "The Queen's Dress" by Jennifer Robson
In 1947, almost immediately after the end of World War II, Norman Hartnell's studio was commissioned to make a wedding dress. Later, it will become one of the most iconic outfits of the 20th century, because the future Queen Elizabeth II will wear it. Jennifer Robson turns the story of dress making into a fascinating tale of the fate of weavers and embroiderers in the post-war world.
The novel was voiced by Lyubov Tolkalina, an actress, producer and director.
5. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip Dick
Although the famous novel by American science fiction writer Philip Dick was released back in 1968, the work remains relevant to this day. The story of Rick Deckard, a hunter of recalcitrant androids, has forced more than one generation to reflect on the place of thinking machines among humans. Can robots sense? Are they a new race or talking household appliances?
The text is read by the master of voice acting Alexander Klyukvin, whose voice can be heard in many films, computer games and, of course, books.
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