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Moxyland

Trade Paperback, 8/16/16

ISBN 9780316267915

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A new paperback edition of Lauren Beukes’s frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable that 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.

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screeplays. She’s the author of the critically-acclaimed Broken Monsters, the international best-seller, The Shining Girls, and Zoo City, which won the Arthur C Clarke Award. 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.

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

“The world Beukes has invented is both eerily familiar and creepily different.” —Cosmopolitan

“This fast-paced sci-fi trip has intriguing characters, big ideas, a new lexicon [and] serves as a global warning.” —GQ