Frenzship is a science fiction dystopian novel by Ray Glickman.
Imagine a world where people no longer choose their friends.
Two school friends, different in every respect, drift apart in search of themselves. One flits from dodgy deal to get-rich-quick scheme while the other fights for freedom and justice.
The psychosocial media app, frenzship, takes the world by storm, revolutionising the very meaning of friendship and propelling the old friends onto a collision course.
Is frenzship the reinvention of true friendship and meaningful relationships for the information age or a dangerous cult bending the minds of the young and impressionable?
The friends’ schoolboy pact is invoked. Will their friendship transcend the conflict? Does a mate come running no matter what?
Frenzship is another thought-provoking novel by Ray Glickman, WA Premier’s Award shortlisted author of Reality
A Word from the Author
Today we are all seemingly governed by our social media accounts. Researchers have recognised that the buzz we receive from likes and followers is akin to a drug rush. But what if it was taken even further?
frenzship heralds a new era of meaningful online relationships and is the next-generation of Facebook, a new form of ‘psychosocial’ media that reinvents the concept of friendship in the Information Age. But as with all new technology and interfaces, it is blamed for the deviant behaviour of some devotees.
frenzship is a punchy, provocative read. A psychological thriller that will make you question all you know about social media and how much you feed into it. In frenzship you’re encouraged to explore the mysterious, enduring nature of what makes true, real, physical connections and examines how this concept is evolving in times of disruptive technological change.
(Ray Glickman, May 2017)