Vigilance

Vigilance

Robert Jackson Bennett's Vigilance is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence.

The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces "Vigilance," a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. Shooters are introduced into a "game environment," and the survivors get a cash prize.

The TV audience is not the only one that's watching though, and McDean soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the camera.

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Title:Vigilance
ISBN:9781250209436

    Vigilance Reviews

  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publisher—Tor.com—in exchange for an honest review.A powerful and terrifyingly necessary novella; I sincerely hope that it’s not prophetic.Gun violence and mass shooting, we...

  • Bradley

    OMG what a glorious, gloriously messed-up SF. :)Bennett pulls off a great hat trick that follows some of the greatest SF stories ever written. He drills down on a single issue: Guns. So... done, and p...

  • Fiona

    If there's one thing John McDean loves more than anything else in the world, it's telling people to be vigilant.Vigilance is not a very pleasant novel - but then, this never promised to be a look into...

  • Michael Hicks

    My review of Vigilance can be found at High Fever Books.In the near future, America’s favorite pastime — mass shootings — has become a ratings juggernaut. Under the supervision of executive prod...

  • Lata

    Whoa. Super depressing and a plausible outcome when the nastiness, cynicism and violence in the US of today is extrapolated forward to a really dark future where mass shootings, marketing, AI and real...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)

    This review can also be found on my blog!I received this ARC from Tor in exchange for an honest review!4/5CW: sexism, mass violence, mass shootings, and graphic descriptionsMy updates for this book lo...

  • Trish

    John McDean runs a US TV network. This network shows a program called "Vigilance" which is a reality show where a location is chosen and some people who signed up and happen to be in the area subseque...

  • Justine

    Chilling and scary, but also sad. Robert Jackson Bennett's near future setting seems frighteningly prescient. Anyone turning on the news today can see how the cultural of fear is decimating America, a...

  • kartik narayanan

    Vigilance tries to be a moralistic science fiction story in the vein of movies like The Purge and The Running Man, but ultimately does not have much going for it.First off, let me state that I am libe...

  • Lindsay

    An extrapolation of US gun culture, big data and reactionary societal trends produces this disturbing book that reads like a combination of the Truman Show, the Running Man and modern-day mass shootin...