The groundbreaking new novel by Joshua Ortega explores the themes of freedom, privacy, and security through a compelling narrative filled with fascinating characters and breathtaking concepts. In the tradition of 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451, Frequencies is a meditation on the place of the individual in a society increasingly equipped to infringe.--Seattle Weekly
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"You mean they killed these kids in front of the whole neighborhood?" "Right." "
Please tell me they had the intelligence to use their laser pistols." Maggioli shook
his head. "They used fists and steel whips — it was messy." Ignacio stared at ...
The car rocked slightly as Xanadeux seated itself in the driver's seat and shut the
front door. McCready looked behind him. There were three Xandys in the front
seat, all staring directly ahead. The tinted partition began to raise. "Take me
"Fuckin'-A." He walked over to the front door and opened it. He touched the red
vinyl interior. "I am in the sweetest dream right now." He clicked on the antique
radio's knob and dialed it up and down the different stations. "Does this only pick
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing
The jacket cover of Frequencies compares this novel to 1984. I think to a large degree that is the problem with the novel . It tries entirely too hard to be like 1984 and it is heavy-handed in its ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - theageofsilt - LibraryThing
Full of cliches and anachronism -- "bomb" and "chill" will apparently still be slang fifty years in the future! An unnecessary appendix informs the ignorant reader that "siempre" is Spanish for always ... Read full review