Moxyland

by Lauren Beukes

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  • 9780316267915
  • 9780316267908
Praised as "masterful" by William Gibson, Lauren Beukes's frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable is follows four narrators living in a dystopian near-future.

Kendra, an art-school dropout, brands herself for a nanotech marketing program. Lerato, an ambitious AIDS baby, plots to defect from her corporate employers. Tendeka, a hot-headed activist, is becoming increasingly rabid. Toby, a roguish blogger, discovers that the video games he plays for cash are much more than they seem.

On a collision course that will rewire their lives, these characters crackle with bold and infectious ideas, connecting a ruthless corporate-apartheid government with video games, biotech attack dogs, slippery online identities, a township soccer school, shocking cell phones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art. Taking hedonistic trends in society to their ultimate conclusions, Lauren Beukes spins a tale of a utopia gone wrong, satirically undermining the idea of progress as society's white knight.

  • Little, Brown and Company; August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780316267908
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Moxyland
  • Author: Lauren Beukes
  • Imprint: Mulholland Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316267915
  • 9780316267908

In The Press

"Moxyland does lots of things, masterfully, that lots of science fiction never even guesses that it could be doing. Very, very good."—William Gibson, author of Neuromancer


About The Author

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screeplays. She's the author of the critically-acclaimed international best-seller, The Shining Girls, about a time traveling serial killer, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical Joburg noir which won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award, the neo political thriller, Moxyland. She worked as a journalist and as show runner on one of the South Africa's biggest animated TV shows, directed an award-winning documentary and wrote the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316267915
  • 9780316267908