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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (774 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Beukes Narrator: Nico Evers-Swindell Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What’s really going on? Who's really in charge? You have No. F***king. Idea. In the near future, an art-school dropout, an 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of unselfconscious spiky originality, 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, author of Accelerando

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


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matt Piechocinski | 2/20/2014

    " I REALLY wanted to like this book ... the premise, what little there was seemed great, and if you get endorsements from William Gibson, the godfather of the genre you're writing in, your book simply must be great, right? Wrong. Beukes had a lot of great ideas, and 4 compelling characters, but what she didn't have was a plot. She had these four people go along in their lives, and threw them all together Traffic style in the last 50 pages. I felt this book was a real struggle to get through, but I also think Beukes was socially commenting on assorted issues, she just kinda had no point. But maybe that's the pitfalls of coming from journalism and writing your first work of fiction. I'm actually looking forward to Zoo City, her next book. Hopefully that has a better payoff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom | 2/15/2014

    " I wanted to like this more than I did. I kept getting confused by the shifting perspectives. Maybe this is because I was reading in spread out spurts instead of a few long sittings. It's not it, it's me! Will still read more of her books as they come out (already have Zoo City). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/11/2014

    " I loved the idea behind this story. It's constant online connection taken to its extreme form showing just how clear the divide between the haves and have-nots is. In a utopian society, everyone would have free and easy access to the internet. In this society, access is determined by your social class and your social class, in turn, determines your access. People working for the corporations stay in their corporate areas with their high-tech gadgets and are well insulated from the problems the rest of their society faces. The middle-class have--and need-their phones for everything from communication to purchases to access to different societal spaces (and that access is limited when compared to that of the corporate class). And people without phones are the lowest of the low, unable to even access certain physical spaces. Throw in branding, activism, terrorism, and some corporate headhunting that might end in death and you've got Moxyland. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Heather Freise | 2/5/2014

    " This book was so disappointing. It started out slow and when it finally picked up, it dead ended. It's almost like the author got bored with writing and just wanted it to be over. "

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