By Lauren Beukes
(Angry Robot, Paperback, 9780857663818, 304pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
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What's really going on? Who's really in charge? You have NO. F***KING. IDEA.
A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa. An art-school dropout, and AIDS baby, a tech-activist and an RPG-obsessed blogger 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. Taking hedonistic trends in society to their ultimate conclusions, this tale paints anything but a forecasted utopia, satirically undermining the reified idea of progress as society's white knight.
From the bestselling author of The Shining Girls and the Arthur C. Clarke-award-winning Zoo City.
File Under: Science Fiction [ Digital Natives | Marketing Wars | Corporate Control | Teenage Riot ]
E-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-005-3
From the Paperback edition.