“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 politician addicted to dating apps embarks on an existential odyssey to save democracy from being swiped away.

DISCO SOUR has been awarded the second prize: “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe” from the European Union.
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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 a 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. During the writing of the novel he has published a series of scientific articles about how the internet of things and algorithms will change policymaking. He also focuses on narrative-building and representations of the European Union in global politics.

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 works as the head of outreach, governance and HR for Bruegel, an international think tank specialising in economic policy.


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