By Christopher Priest
Christopher Priest is the Arthur C. Clarke Award and global myth Award-winning writer of THE SEPARATION, THE GLAMOUR, THE DREAM ARCHIPELAGO and THE status, which was once filmed through Christopher Nolan and starred Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.
THE confirmation is his compulsive and unique novel of an autobiography that isn't - partially a mystery, in part a haunting examine of schizophrenia, it's the mark of 1 of Britain's most interesting novelists on the very top of his powers. Peter Sinclair is suffering from bereavement and failure. In an try to conjure a few that means from his existence, he embarks on an autobiography, yet he reveals himself writing the tale of one other guy in one other, imagined, international, whose insidious allure attracts him even extra in ...
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He beamed. ‘‘Wide-range circuitry that detects transmitters operating on frequencies from fifty megahertz to three gigahertz. Plus it’s got an internal antenna that picks up the horizontal oscillator frequency radiated by video cameras. I’ve optimized it for the PAL standard, which is what you’re most likely to encounter, but I can change it to NTSC or SECAM if you want. Reception isn’t great because it’s so small, so you won’t be able to tell where the bug or camera is, only that one is there.
But I nodded and slipped it into an inside pocket of the blazer I was wearing. I signaled the bartender that it was time for another Lagavulin. ’’ I asked. ‘‘I did. ’’ ‘‘Just a thank-you. ’’ I wondered if she had bought the story. If she hadn’t thanked Harry for his response, I would have known she hadn’t bought it, because she was classy and it wouldn’t have been like her not to respond. But the thank-you might have been automatic, sent even in the presence of continued suspicions. It could even have been duplicitous, intended to lull Harry into thinking she was satisfied when in fact the opposite was true.
After the events of September eleventh in the United States, the Metropolitan Police Force undertook a major initiative to link up these informal networks of cameras with a central database that runs advanced facial recognition software. The software reads characteristics that are difficult or impossible to obscure—the distance be- H ARD R AIN 33 tween the eyes, for example, or the precise angles of the triangle formed by the corners of the eyes and the center of the mouth. Now, when a camera gets a match for a photograph from the database, an alert is automatically sent to the appropriate authorities.
Affirmation by Christopher Priest