Paolo Virno is one of today’s most influential philosophers, one of the most respected exponents of post-Fordism. Along with Toni Negri and Franco Bifo Berardi, he is one of those Italian intellectuals who are known abroad under the name Italian Theory, or post-workerist thinkers. Today, he teaches philosophy at the Università di Roma 3, but during the late 1970s he was arrested and imprisoned for about four years, after an antiterrorism raid targeted the extra-parliamentary group Potere Operaio, which Virno belonged to.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood.