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    Microserfs & Girlfriend in a Coma

    Two Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations


    3 hours 20 min

    Coupland's iconic novels brought to life in two full-cast adaptationsBursting onto the literary scene in 1991 with his debut Generation X, Douglas Coupland's novels swiftly established themselves as modern classics and brought the term 'Gen X' into the mainstream. His work still has resonance in today's world, with his vivid explorations of identity and creativity in the post-Baby Boomer ... Read more

    $22.99 CAD

  • Player One: What is to Become of Us

    What is to Become of Us

    Series series The CBC Massey Lectures
    In his 2010 CBC Massey Lectures acclaimed novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and macroeconomics and the afterlife in the form of a novel, a 5-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Age of Earthquakes

    A Guide to the Extreme Present

    A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era.50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that’s redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Player One

    What Is to Become of Us

    Series series The CBC Massey Lectures
    Now available in a new edition with a cover designed by the author, Douglas Coupland’s CBC Massey Lectures is an innovative exploration of the modern crises of our time.Five disparate people are trapped inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, a down-on-his-luck bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Coping with Postmodernity

    Forms and Functions of the Construction of (Dis-)Orientation in the Fiction of Douglas Coupland

    Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,3, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: In the following chapter of this paper, an outline of the present ontological crisis in terms of Lyotard's 'postmodern condition' will be given. Throughout the discussion of Coupland's fiction, this concept will ... Read more

    $21.99 CAD

  • Darwin's Bastards

    Astounding Tales from Tomorrow

    These 23 stories take us on a twisted fun ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a one-legged International Actuarial Forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest. From a new short story by William Gibson in which a teen disassociated from his body haunts his ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • JPod

    A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s JPod updates Microserfs for the age of Google.Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose names start with J are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company.The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Kitten Clone

    Inside Alcatel-Lucent

    Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans.The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate offices and science labs of Alcatel-Lucent, a globally influential business whose work is largely ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Extraordinary Canadians: Marshall McLuhan

    Series series Extraordinary Canadians
    The importance of Marshall McLuhan and his communication theories cannot be overstated, but his written works—dense, at times even daunting—are more often cited than read. Nonetheless, his predictions have been borne out: in the early 1960s, McLuhan wrote that visual, individualistic print culture would be replaced by what he called "electronic interdependence," creating a new "global village" ... Read more

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  • Worst. Person. Ever.

    Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable new novel, his first full-length work of fiction in four years.Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Raymond Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id." He's a B-unit cameraman who enters ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • Miss Wyoming

    From the bestselling author of Generation X and Microserfs, comes the absurd and tender story of a hard-living movie producer and a former child beauty pageant contender who only find each other by losing themselves.Waking up in an L.A. hospital, John Johnson is amazed that it was the flu and not an overdose of five different drugs mixed with cognac that nearly killed him. As a producer of high ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Generation A

    “Now you young twerps want a new name for your generation? Probably not, you just want jobs, right? Well, the media do us all such tremendous favors when they call you Generation X, right? Two clicks from the very end of the alphabet. I hereby declare you Generation A, as much at the beginning of a series of astonishing triumphs and failures as Adam and Eve were so long ago.”— Kurt Vonnegut, ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD