“An exciting sci-fi stylist . . . Womack’s imaginative projection of our imminent fate is crippling.” People
978-0-8021-3563-6 • $14.95 • Paperback • May 1998
Heathern, the third novel in Jack Womack’s highly praised Ambient series, is a dystopian, appallingly funny tale of corporate combat and media warfare in the fading years of our century.
Thatcher Dryden, former drug kingpin and now leader of the megacorporation Dryco, intends to supply a waiting world with the Messiah it so desperately seeks. But Lester Macaffrey, a schoolteacher found performing miracles among the human flotsam of the Lower East Side, proves no more controllable than any Messiah. While Thatcher’s minions scheme to sell the world salvation with a Dryco label on it, Thatcher’s own mistress is strangely drawn to Macaffrey—and begins to be transformed into something new and strange . . . something that might change the world.
Written with the black humor, taut linguistic brilliance, and razor-sharp intensity that Jack Womack is known for, Heathern is a chilling evocation of the dark potential on the horizon.