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The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe A Forgotten SF Classic That Exposed The Pitfalls Of Voyeuristic Entertainment Decades Before The Reality Show Craze.A Few Years In The Future, Medical Science Has Advanced To The Point Where It Is Practically Unheard Of For People To Die Of Any Cause Except Old Age The Few Exceptions Provide The Fodder For A New Kind Of Television Show For Avid Audiences Who Lap Up The Experience Of Watching Someone Else S Dying Weeks So When Katherine Mortenhoe Is Told That She Has About Four Weeks To Live, She Knows It S Not Just Her Life She S About To Lose But Her Privacy As Well. It surprises me that The continuous Katherine Mortenhoe is notwidely known I ve only recently found out about it while browsing the shelves in a local bookstore, to boot , but the interesting blurb incited me to read it Boy, am I glad I did Now I totally understand why it s a part of the SF masterworks collection D.G Compton had written this book in the advent of reality TV He extrapolates that phenomenon to such lengths that may have been outrageous in the day, but alas, today it o It surprises me that The continuous Katherine Mortenhoe is notwidely known I ve only recently found out about it while browsing the shelves in a local bookstore, to boot , but the interesting blurb incited me to read it Boy, am I glad I did Now I totally understand why it s a part of the SF masterworks collection D.G Compton had written this book in the advent of reality TV He extrapolates that phenomenon to such lengths that may have been outrageous in the day, but alas, today it only shows how much foresight he had The reality show Katherine Mortenhow is immersed in basically by coercion is only a step or two away from the usual fodder that is on the programme tod Most, if not all, of us have seen part of or even a whole episode of a reality show Even though of us that avoid the Real Housewives series like the plague have watched shows on HGTV, a cooking show, or even a show like Deadliest Catch Whether or not we still watch them is a different story, but odds are you have seen part of a reality show sometime At their best, reality shows are educational cooking show for instance, or blended with competition like say some cooking shows or the Amazin Most, if not all, of us have seen part of or even a whole episode of a reality show Even though of us that avoid the Real Housewives series like the plague have watched shows on HGTV, a cooking show, or even a show like Deadliest Catch Whether or not we still watch them is a different story, but odds are you have seen part of a reality show sometime At their best, reality shows are educational cooking show for instance, or blended with competition like say some cooking shows or the Amazing Race At their worst, reality shows reveal the lowest common denominator of human existence It is not just the people who go on such programs thoug I saw that Jeff VanderMeer had written the introduction for this, so I snagged it when it became available in Edelweiss for review.I wasn t super into it I think I was struggling to read it in the context of that time Because reality tv is so pervasive now, it s almost a logical step to consider a reality show that follows a death We have some of that already when people announce they are choosing assisted suicide, when news becomes reality tv But consid First something I must get off my chest I heartily dislike the new goodreads homepage It s far too busy, I much preferred the less cluttered old version Secondly, this is a short novel and only took me three days to read because it is, pardon my French, grim as fuck A bitterer,cynical sci fi novel I have rarely come across The conceit is as follows Katherine Mortenhoe is diagnosed with a terminal illness that will kill her in mere weeks As such illnesses are vanishingly rare, she im First something I must get off my chest I heartily dislike the new goodreads homepage It s far too busy, I much preferred the less cluttered old version Secondly, this is a short novel and only took me three days to read because it is, pardon my French, grim as fuck A bitterer,cynical sci fi novel I have rarely come across The conceit is as follows Katherine Mortenhoe is diagnosed with a terminal illness that will kill her in mere weeks As such illnesses are vanishingly rare, she immediately becomes a celebrity and is hounded by the media A man with TV cameras in his eyes follows her around, trying to make a reality TV show about her Although there is a dark humour about all this, it s a nasty, angry sort of humour that isn t really funny The writing is at times witty, yet

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