"The Last Book in the Universe" opened in Iran
Publish Date : Wednesday 8 February 2012 - 16:56
"The Last Book in the Universe" a science fiction novel by Rodman Philbrick has been released in Iran. The book is translated by Somayeh Karami.
The Last Book in the Universe (2000) is a science fiction novel by Rodman Philbrick. Set in a cyberpunk dystopia, its protagonist and narrator is a teenage boy named Spaz who suffers from epilepsy.
The story is set in a post-disaster, dystopia future city, called The Urb, which has been disturbed by an earthquake known as "The Big Shake". The Urb is plagued by poverty, thieves, gang warfare, and the use of mindprobes, which are analogous to hard drugs and which enable users to temporarily escape their harsh lives through images. Books are a thing of the past and reading and writing are lost arts which the vast majority of the population ignores.
Rodman Philbrick is an author of novels for adults and children. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1951, and currently lives in Maine and Florida.
Two of his most popular children's books are Freak the Mighty and its sequel, Max the Mighty. Freak the Mighty was the basis of a Golden Globe-nominated movie titled simply The Mighty, released in 1998.
His "The Last Book in the Universe" has been released in Iran by Ketab-saray-e Tandis.