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BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt (Novel)

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BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt is an e-book released on February 13th, 2013, for the Amazon Kindle and serves as a prequel story to the game, BioShock Infinite. Written by Irrational Games writer Joe Fielder and in collaboration with input from Ken Levine, this novel offers an insight story and background of Columbia, as well as motivations for key characters, such as Daisy Fitzroy.


Mind in Revolt is written from the point of view of Dr. Francis Pinchot, a psychiatrist trying to discover the secret of rebellious minds, through his personal notes, The Psychology of Dissent: Interviews with the Anarchist Daisy Fitzroy. They relate his interviews with the Vox Populi leader, Daisy Fitzroy, detained for a brief period at Comstock House. The notes start from the day of her arrest on May 7th, 1909, to her escape on May 13th, merely a week later.

Pinchot is allowed to observe Fitzroy as long as his superiors see fit, though they would finally opt for a radical option: brain surgery to render her docile. At first not understanding her reasons for rebellion, he finally understands her thinking and falls in love with what he sees as a "beautiful mind". In the end, he participates in her escape led by members of the Vox Populi, though she murders him before leaving, judging him no different than the Founders she condemns.

Foreword and afterword of this diary were written by Dr. P. Pettifog, Head Researcher of what is now the Comstock House Re-Education Center, thanks to the work and research of his deceased colleague, Francis Pinchot.

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