Alif The Unseen

by G. Willow Wilson

Alif the Unseen

Hardcover, 433 pages, Grove Press, List Price: $25 | purchase

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Forced underground when his ex-lover's new fiancee breaches his computer, putting him and his clients in jeopardy, young Arab-Indian hacker and shielder Alif discovers the secret book of the jinn and uses its insights to enable life-threatening developments in information technology. By the creator of the acclaimed comics Air and Vixen.

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Like Intrusion, Alif the Unseen is a novel that straddles the line between high-tech political thriller and epic fantasy. Alif is a hacker in a near-future Middle Eastern city that looks and sounds very much like Cairo — a city where G. Willow Wilson has lived for much of the past decade. There, Alif works as a hacker for hire, helping pornographers and subversive bloggers alike maintain their anonymity in a world of futuristic cyber-surveillance and closed regimes locked

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