Power corrupts, but surely alcohol has never caused any problems!?
This week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—will help you forget that the computers have taken over the world and that privacy is a thing of the past!
So, accept the inevitable with a refreshing “GINFOMOCRACY” cocktail—inspired by Malka Older's debut novel and futuristic political thriller, Infomocracy!
Infomocracy by Malka Older is a debut novel and futuristic political thriller examining the corruption of power in a global micro-democracy (Available June 7, 2016).
It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.
With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?
PICK YOUR POISON
– 2 oz. gin
– 3/4 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
– 1/4 lemon juice
– Splash of soda
– 2-4 slices of fresh cucumber
How to make the cocktail:
- Lightly muddle cucumber with lemon juice at the bottom of a mixing tin.
- Add gin and elderflower liqueur.
- Top with ice and shake well.
- Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice or up into a martini glass.
- Top with splash of soda.
- Garnish with a cucumber wheel.
Drink a few refreshing “GINFOMOCRACY” cocktails, and then make sure to pick up your copy of Infomocracy by Malka Older!
To learn more or order a copy, visit:
Malka Older is a writer, humanitarian worker, and Ph.D. candidate at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations studying governance and disasters. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than eight years of experience in humanitarian aid and development, and has responded to complex emergencies and natural disasters in Uganda, Darfur, Indonesia, Japan, and Mali.