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Two Millennial fears haunt most Americans: the sense of Armageddon, and the pending Y2K crisis. Both are woven together in Edwin Black's Format C:, a tense and compelling mystic techno-thriller about the final battle between good and evil fought against the race to fix the Millennium Bug.
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Edwin Black is the award-winning, New York Times and international investigative author of 80 bestselling editions in 14 languages in 61 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With a million books in print, his work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropy abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation. Editors have submitted Black's work nine times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and in recent years he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards. He has also contributed to a number of anthologies worldwide. For his work, Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts from Oprah, the Today Show, CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports and NBC Dateline in the US to the leading networks of Europe and Latin American. His works have been the subject of numerous documentaries, here and abroad. All of his books have been optioned by Hollywood for film, with three in active production. His latest film is the screen adaptation War Against the Weak, based on his book of the same name. Black's speaking tours include hundreds of events in dozens of cities each year, appearing at prestigious venues from the Library of Congress in Washington to the Simon Wiesenthal Institute in Los Angeles in America, and in Europe from London's British War Museum and Amsterdam's Institute for War Documentation to Munich's Carl Orff Hall. He is the editor of The Cutting Edge News, which receives more than 1.5 million visits monthly. Black's ten award-winning bestselling books are IBM and the Holocaust (2001), British Petroleum and the Redline Agreement (2011), The Farhud (2010), Nazi Nexus (2009), The Plan (2008), Internal Combustion (2006), Banking on Baghdad (2004), War Against the Weak (2003), The Transfer Agreement (1984), and a 1999 novel, Format C:. His enterprise and investigative writings have appeared in scores of newspapers from the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune to the Sunday Times of London, Frankfurter Zeitung and the Jerusalem Post, as well as scores of magazines as diverse as Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Reform Judaism, Der Spiegel, L'Express, BusinessWeek and American Bar Association Journal. Black's articles are syndicated worldwide by Los Angeles Times Syndicate International, Los Angeles Times-Washington Post Syndicate, JTA and Feature Group News Service.From Publishers Weekly:
A Y2K-induced millennium meltdown is the subject of Black's over-the-top first novel, which pits a self-infatuated investigative reporter against an even more egomaniacal computer mogul who's trying to implement a bizarre form of mind control through the software he manufactures. Dan Levin is the independently wealthy freelance journalist who learns that Windgazer CEO Ben Hinnom has assassinated one of his corporate competitors, allowing the Windgazer operating system to dominate the market as the race to beat the Y2K bug picks up steam. After landing a book deal to expose Hinnom, Levin is assisted in his investigation by his girlfriend, Park McGuire, a programmer whose teenage son also happens to be a computer prodigy. When Park is transferred from Chicago to Israel to assist in a top-secret effort to break Windgazer's stranglehold on the market, Dan accompanies her and finds that deep within the holy city lies the key to his rival's defeat. After rummaging through a series of ancient scrolls, Dan uses dodgey biblical archeology to hunt down Hinnom. The battle between journalist and executive remains fairly believable for the first half of the book, but Black goes off the deep end with the mind control subplot. On the eve of the millennium in Jerusalem, the freedom of the world hangs in the balance as the equally unsympathetic Levin and Hinnom struggle over a formatting solution for the year 2000. Hinnom's fraudulent fix will give him terrifying power, while the "format c:" of the title will save the day. The potential of Y2K as a storytelling device gets lost among Black's many detours to remote desert spots, leaving readers to wade through pages of clich?s as this erratic yarn veers toward a preposterous conclusion. 150,000 first printing; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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Book Description Brookline Books, Lumen Editions, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR -- Correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful signed, collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000966