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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (444 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Richard Allen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street is that even in a colorless society, it's a crime to be black.

But the world still turns, and folks still have to get by with the hands they're dealt, folks such as:

Ptolemy Popo Bent: This gentle backwoods child has a genius I.Q.- and a soul so pure that officials want him locked up forever.

Folio Johnson: A hardboiled, cyber-augmented private eye who can see beneath the dark poetry of the metropolis, he will need an even greater edge than that to find out who's systematically murdering rich, young Nazis.

Fera Jones: She's the boxing Queen of the Ring who must still fight all comers to save her dad, preserve her identity, and protect the fans who believe in her.

Dr. Ivan Kismet: The world's richest man, Macrocode's CEO is a tycoon, tyrant, and messiah who is evidently more powerful than God. So it's too bad for everyone that Dr. Kismet is utterly insane.

Walter Mosley brings to life the celebs, working stiffs, leaders, victims, technocrats, crooks, oppressors, and revolutionaries who inhabit a glorious all-American nightmare that's just around the corner. Welcome to Futureland. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert | 2/16/2014

    " It was good. I appreciate it as the first "afrofuturist" book I've ever read, (do you all think that is a clunky label?) oh... except for Octavia Butler, I read of hers too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex | 1/21/2014

    " While I really enjoyed what Mosley did with his future setting in this collection of stories, reading one of his straight mysteries right after this made me realize what I find 'wrong' about his writing, and why I didn't give the collection more stars here: Mosley tells the reader too much about his characters motivations and feelings. He underestimates the readers' ability to understand or imagine, and after a while that lack of trust becomes frustrating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Warner | 1/21/2014

    " Excellent sci-fic book. Very deep.A sleeper "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JoJoTheModern | 1/18/2014

    " I would've given it five stars if all nine segments were written like the last three. "

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