Moxyland by Lauren BeukesMoxyland by Lauren Beukes


byLauren Beukes

Paperback | August 16, 2016

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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 Beukeswrites novels, comics and screeplays. She's the author of the critically-acclaimedBroken Monsters, the international best-seller,The Shining Girls, andZoo 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-winnin...
Title:MoxylandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 6.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 16, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316267910

ISBN - 13:9780316267915


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soooo good! Quirky. It's the only word I have for this book, thinking back on it now it's very much in the same vein of story telling as "Library at Mount Char". It's odd and enchanting and just fun story telling you probably shouldn't think to hard about.
Date published: 2018-03-07

Editorial Reviews

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