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De Abaitua, Matthew 1971-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 39 publications in 3 languages and 689 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction  Dystopian fiction  Autobiographies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about Matthew De Abaitua
  • Self & I by Matthew De Abaitua( Book )
 
Most widely held works by Matthew De Abaitua
The idler's companion : an anthology of lazy literature( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of camping : the history and practice of sleeping under the stars by Matthew De Abaitua( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Art of Camping' is a witty and philosophical blend of 'how to', history and personal anecdotes - a must for every camper. Beautiful line illustrations, practical camping tips are included
The destructives by Matthew De Abaitua( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Drown is a destructive. A recovering addict to weirdcore, he’s keeping his head down lecturing at the university of the Moon. Twenty years after the appearance of the first artificial intelligence, and humanity is stuck. The AIs or, as they preferred to be called, emergences have left Earth and reside beyond the orbit of Mercury in a Stapledon Sphere known as the university of the sun. The emergences were our future but they chose exile. All except one. Dr Easy remains, researching a single human life from beginning to end. Theodore’s life. One day, Theodore is approached by freelance executive Patricia to investigate an archive of data retrieved from just before the appearance of the first emergence. The secret living in that archive will take him on an adventure through a stunted future of asylum malls, corporate bloodrooms and a secret off-world colony where Theodore must choose between creating a new future for humanity or staying true to his nature, and destroying it
If then by Matthew De Abaitua( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the near future, after the collapse of society as we know it, one English town survives under the protection of the complex algorithms of the Process, which governs every aspect of their lives. The Process both gives and takes. It allocates jobs and resources, giving each person exactly what is has calcuated they will need. But now, it seems, it has started making soldiers-- terrifyingly, the Process is readying for war"--Page 4 of cover
The red men by Matthew De Abaitua( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson creates Redtown, a digital version of a suburb, where the deepest secrets and desires of its citizens can be catalogued and studied. But the project's goals are increasingly authoritarian and potentially catastrophic. As the boundaries between Redtown and the real world break down and revolution against the Red Men is imminent, Nelson is forced to choose between the corporation and his family
Matkaopas joutilaisuuteen : laiskan kirjallisuuden antologia( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2014 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Creel 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With the Night Mail and As Easy As A.B.C. : Two Yarns About the Aerial Board of Control by Bruce Sterling( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rudyard Kipling's With the Night Mail follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling the perfect storm. Between London and Quebec we learn that a planet-wide Aerial Board of Control (A.B.C.) now enforces a technocratic system of command and control not only in the skies but in world affairs. A follow-up story, "As Easy As A.B.C.," recounts what happens when agitators in Chicago demand the return of democracy
Self & I by Matthew De Abaitua( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"1994. Matthew De Abaitua, fresh out of university, is being interviewed for a job. The interview involves discussing literature, honking on a special cigarette and shooting at empty whisky bottles with an air rifle. The job in question is that of amanuensis, or live-in personal assistant. The employer is Will Self, the enfant terrible of the literary scene. For the next six months, De Abaitua and Self share a remote cottage in Suffolk, working on their literary ambitions. They are distracted by hikes to Sizewell nuclear power station, opium tea and the allure of Soho. Thanks to Self and his library of bad influences, from JG Ballard to William Burroughs, De Abaitua undergoes a rite of passage that changes him forever. Caught up in vital threads of the early Nineties, from the rise of New Labour to the slow decline of the literary establishment and the emergence of the internet, Self & I is set in a time that burns brightest in its final hour. It is a frank and very funny account of a young, hopeful writer who finds himself alongside one of his heroes only to discover that literary ambition comes at a price." -- Provided by publisher
 
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The idler's companion : an anthology of lazy literature
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The art of camping : the history and practice of sleeping under the starsThe red men
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