“Disco Sour is a hallucinatory trip through a future which feels just a phone-swipe away. There are notes of Pynchon, Stross, Heller and Stephenson here, but this is very much Porcaro’s book. It’s wildly inventive, scarily plausible, and it’s also very, very funny.”

Dave Hutchinson

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A dating app addict politician embarks on an existential odyssey to save democracy from tinderpolitics.

In the aftermath of a continental civil-war, nation-states have collapsed, the European Union™ holds on, preventing anarchy. Bastian Balthazar Bux is a leading member of The Federation®, the European network of civil society and local governments. He has just been unexpectedly dumped through an app and he discovers that Nathan Ziggy Zukowsky, the alleged illegitimate son of Roman Polanski, is planning to sell a tinder-like app that is meant to replace elections.

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Will Bastian stop Polanski’s son from selling his tinderpolitics app? Will he find a way to deal with breakups?

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DISCO SOUR portraits a tech-addict generation, working obsessively, all-time connected but struggling with feelings and relationships.


DISCO SOUR is an act of political activism. After all, if we can’t imagine multiple future scenarios for Europe how do we expect to build a better one?


DISCO SOUR is an epic journey with a unique soundtrack, a fight for democracy, and a collection of fragments from a modern lover’s discourse.

About the Author.

As a political geographer, Giuseppe Porcaro has been interested in how the intersection between technology and politics is moving towards uncharted territories in the future. He has recently published a series of scientific articles about how the internet of things and algorithms will change policymaking. He also focused on narrative-building and political representations in the European Union

Disco Sour  is his first experiment with fiction and was inspired by a mission to Chile he had in 2013. Back then, he was Secretary General of the European Youth Forum, the platform for youth organisations advocating for youth rights. And on his way to Santiago, he missed three connecting flights across two continents within the span of 72 hours.

Giuseppe now works as the head of communications for Bruegel, an international think tank specialising in economic policy. During the rest of the time, he DJs, reads, dreams, writes.


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