The Marsco Dissident (The Marsco Saga) (Volume 1)

3.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781495925832: The Marsco Dissident (The Marsco Saga) (Volume 1)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Marsco Dissident is the first of four speculative science fiction novels in The Marsco Saga.

It is set in a world ruled by a single megacorporation that emerged from the ashes of plagues and wars, when cyber-warfare rendered computer systems nearly inoperable. Now, Marsco commands Earth and its colonies throughout the solar system. Marsco owns all the cybernetics and keeps tight control over who operates computers, using microchips embedded in authorized fingertips.

The Marsco Dissident opens in 2092 with Marsco associates holding all power, with subsidiaries having some access, but with the vast majority of Earth’s population poor and uneducated, condemned to virtual slavery. This dystopian world is unveiled through main characters Walter Miller, a disenchanted astroengineer for Marsco; his daughter Tessa, who unlike her father remains loyal to Marsco; and Anthony “Zot” Grizotti, whose relationship with Tessa is destroyed as he, too, begins questioning Marsco.

Resisting Marsco’s tight control, antitechnology Luddites rally their violent hatred around religious fanaticism, while elsewhere in the solar system, defeated Continental Powers officers plot their return.

With elements of cyberpunk and military sci-fi woven into a richly complex worldview, The Marsco Dissident carries a sense of vivid inevitability that derives from current events.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James A. Zarzana earned a BA in English from Saint Mary’s College of California, an MA from Sacramento State University, and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. In 1989, he joined the Southwest Minnesota State University English department, where he continues as a professor.

Zarzana’s novel The Marsco Dissident is the first of four works of speculative fiction composing The Marsco Saga. Marsco Triumphant is slated for release in December 2014, The Sustainability Project in summer 2015, and The Ascendancy of Marsco in summer 2016. Drawing parallels to the Roman and British empires, the saga explores human conflict and abuse of power.

Zarzana is married to fellow Notre Dame graduate, professor, and poet Marianne Murphy Zarzana. Their daughter is also a Notre Dame graduate, educator, and writer. The author is an avid college football fan who enjoys cooking and loves dogs.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Zarzana, James A.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publis (2018)
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Paperback Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1495925838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Zarzana, James a.
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2014)
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781495925832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

James a Zarzana
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Marsco Dissident is the first of four speculative science fiction novels in The Marsco Saga. It is set in a world ruled by a single megacorporation that emerged from the ashes of plagues and wars, when cyber-warfare rendered computer systems nearly inoperable. Now, Marsco commands Earth and its colonies throughout the solar system. Marsco owns all the cybernetics and keeps tight control over who operates computers, using microchips embedded in authorized fingertips. The Marsco Dissident opens in 2092 with Marsco associates holding all power, with subsidiaries having some access, but with the vast majority of Earth s population poor and uneducated, condemned to virtual slavery. This dystopian world is unveiled through main characters Walter Miller, a disenchanted astroengineer for Marsco; his daughter Tessa, who unlike her father remains loyal to Marsco; and Anthony Zot Grizotti, whose relationship with Tessa is destroyed as he, too, begins questioning Marsco. Resisting Marsco s tight control, antitechnology Luddites rally their violent hatred around religious fanaticism, while elsewhere in the solar system, defeated Continental Powers officers plot their return. With elements of cyberpunk and military sci-fi woven into a richly complex worldview, The Marsco Dissident carries a sense of vivid inevitability that derives from current events. Seller Inventory # APC9781495925832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

James a Zarzana
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Marsco Dissident is the first of four speculative science fiction novels in The Marsco Saga. It is set in a world ruled by a single megacorporation that emerged from the ashes of plagues and wars, when cyber-warfare rendered computer systems nearly inoperable. Now, Marsco commands Earth and its colonies throughout the solar system. Marsco owns all the cybernetics and keeps tight control over who operates computers, using microchips embedded in authorized fingertips. The Marsco Dissident opens in 2092 with Marsco associates holding all power, with subsidiaries having some access, but with the vast majority of Earth s population poor and uneducated, condemned to virtual slavery. This dystopian world is unveiled through main characters Walter Miller, a disenchanted astroengineer for Marsco; his daughter Tessa, who unlike her father remains loyal to Marsco; and Anthony Zot Grizotti, whose relationship with Tessa is destroyed as he, too, begins questioning Marsco. Resisting Marsco s tight control, antitechnology Luddites rally their violent hatred around religious fanaticism, while elsewhere in the solar system, defeated Continental Powers officers plot their return. With elements of cyberpunk and military sci-fi woven into a richly complex worldview, The Marsco Dissident carries a sense of vivid inevitability that derives from current events. Seller Inventory # APC9781495925832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Zarzana, James a.
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2014)
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781495925832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

James A. Zarzana
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 674 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.5in.The Marsco Dissident is the first of four speculative science fiction novels in The Marsco Saga. It is set in a world ruled by a single megacorporation that emerged from the ashes of plagues and wars, when cyber-warfare rendered computer systems nearly inoperable. Now, Marsco commands Earth and its colonies throughout the solar system. Marsco owns all the cybernetics and keeps tight control over who operates computers, using microchips embedded in authorized fingertips. The Marsco Dissident opens in 2092 with Marsco associates holding all power, with subsidiaries having some access, but with the vast majority of Earths population poor and uneducated, condemned to virtual slavery. This dystopian world is unveiled through main characters Walter Miller, a disenchanted astroengineer for Marsco; his daughter Tessa, who unlike her father remains loyal to Marsco; and Anthony Zot Grizotti, whose relationship with Tessa is destroyed as he, too, begins questioning Marsco. Resisting Marscos tight control, antitechnology Luddites rally their violent hatred around religious fanaticism, while elsewhere in the solar system, defeated Continental Powers officers plot their return. With elements of cyberpunk and military sci-fi woven into a richly complex worldview, The Marsco Dissident carries a sense of vivid inevitability that derives from current events. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781495925832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

James A. Zarzana
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2014)
ISBN 10: 1495925838 ISBN 13: 9781495925832
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1495925838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds