Ghost Fleet : A Novel of the Next World War

Tuesday 30 June, 2015
6:30 - 8:15pm, $0/Rsvp

New America
156 Fifth Avenue, Floor 2

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What will World War III look like? A new book from P. W. Singer and August Cole answers this by smashing together the technothriller with nonfiction.

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War explores what would happen if the brewing cold war between the US and China/Russia were ever to turn hot. It is a fictional scenario, but a real risk in the years ahead. Amid escalating tensions over Ukraine and the South China Sea, China's regime newspaper recently warned that "war is inevitable" if the US doesn't change its policies.

A unique hybrid between the technothriller and the nonfiction current affairs genres, reviewers liken Ghost Fleet to early Tom Clancy in style – a novel, but one that comes with nearly 400 endnotes that point to just how real every single technology and trend in it is. The book follows everything from a modern day Pearl Harbor attack to what the first battles in space might be like, along the way revealing everything from new Chinese drone prototypes to how certain US weapons have already been hacked by cyberspies.

Join New America NYC for a conversation with P. W. Singer and August Cole on what an imagination of the future of national security means for the reality of today. The event will also include an exhibit of the "Posters of World War III," a unique collaboration between the authors, the Art of Future Warfareproject, and VICE Motherboard to gather a team of visual artists to explore the propaganda of the future.

Peter Warren Singer

Senior Fellow and Strategist, New America
Contributing editor, Co-author, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

August Cole
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Director, Art of Future Warfare project
Co-author, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Amy Davidson
Staff writer, The New Yorker

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