Camp Concentration: A Novel by Thomas M. DischCamp Concentration: A Novel by Thomas M. Disch

Camp Concentration: A Novel

byThomas M. Disch

Paperback | April 27, 1999

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In this chillingly plausible work of speculative fiction, Thomas M. Disch imagines an alternate 1970s in which America has declared war on the rest of the world and much of its own citizenry and is willing to use any weapon to assure victory.  Louis Sacchetti, a poet imprisoned for draft resistance, is delivered to a secret facility called Camp Archimedes, where he is the unwilling witness to the army's conscienceless experiments in “intelligence maximization.” In the experiment, Prisoners are given Pallidine, a drug derived from the syphilis spirochete, and their mental abilities quickly rise to the level of genius.  Unfortunately, a side effect of Pallidine is death.
Thomas M. Disch is the author of many novels, including such classic works of science fiction as Camp Concentration and 334. He lives in Manhattan and in Sullivan County, New York.
Title:Camp Concentration: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.94 × 5.15 × 0.43 inPublished:April 27, 1999Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375705457

ISBN - 13:9780375705458

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Poet Louis Sacchetti is caught for draft dodging in America’s war against other worlds in this crafty piece of science fiction. Imprisoned for his disobedience, Louis finds himself thrown into a catastrophic world where the inmates are not merely criminals but guinea pigs in a short-term experiment to produce human manipulated masterminds. Thomas M. Disch in which brain cells deter crime more effectively than prison cells in Camp Concentration.