A combat veteran leads a ragtag group of survivors in an all-out war against invading aliens! The world's cities have been destroyed by a ghastly holocaust from space. The few remaining souls eke out an existence in the ruins, ransacking skyscrapers for food and living in the city's sewers like vermin.
Every startup in Silicon Valley wants to be the next Facebook, with its one billion users, or LinkedIn, which just sold to Microsoft for $26 billion. And why not? Their business model is a beautiful thing: platforms (also known as two- or multi-sided markets) are asset-light and make money by sitting between different parties, controlling the market and taking a piece of every transaction. Consider Care.com, which connects parents and babysitters who would otherwise have trouble finding one another.
Hallucination... or time travel? One man alone against the cosmos, creating his own reality! Exiled on Mars! Johnsmith Biberkopf escapes from a penal colony on the Red Planet and learns that his hallucinations are real - space and time can be manipulated. Kidnapped by Vikings who have sailed through the continua since ancient times, Johnsmith embarks on an epic adventure, an infinite journey through the multiverse. Facing alien menaces, he learns the terrifying truth about the power of illusion.