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Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
  

Moxyland

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As with much science fiction Moxyland gets scarily close to reality, the all to familiar and what might not actually be a million miles away from where we are now. Gritty seems an overused word but that’s what this book is. It’s cool, imaginative, un-nerving and unputdownable. A new author we will follow with great interest and hope you will too.

If you like Lauren Beukes you might also like to read books by Tam French, Michael Marshall and Graham Joyce.

Synopsis

Moxyland by Lauren Beukes

You think you know what’s going on?

You think you know who’s really in power?

You have No. F***ing. Idea.

Moxyland is an ultra-smart thriller about technological progress, and the freedoms it removes. In the near future, four hip young things live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one. Getting disconnected is a punishment worse than imprisonment, but someone’s got to stand up to government inc., whatever the cost.

Reviews

"This fast-paced sci-fi trip has intriguing characters, big ideas, a new lexicon... and serves as a global warning." - GQ

"A TECHNICOLOR JAZZY ROLLERCOASTER RIDE INTO A DAZZLING HELL." - André Brink

“The larval form of a new kind of SF munching its way out of the intestines of the wasp-paralysed caterpillar of cyberpunk.” - Charles Stross

“Tell your English teacher you want to read Moxyland or you’ll shoot up your school.” - NAG Online

About the Author

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist.

She won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, set in a fantastical Johannesburg where guilt manifests as spirit animal familiars. Her previous works include Moxyland, a dystopian cyberpunk thriller set in Cape Town under corporate apartheid.

She helped create South Africa’s first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.

Author photo © Casey Crafford

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Publication date

1st July 2009

Author

Lauren Beukes

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780007323890

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