Moxyland

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Moxyland crackles with bold and infectious ideas, connecting a ruthless government with video games, biotech attack dogs, slippery online identities, a township soccer school, shocking cellphones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art.
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Art-school dropout Kendra 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; and rogueish blogger, Toby, discovers that the video games he plays for cash are much more – the narrators of Moxyland are on a collision course that will rewire their lives and the future of Cape Town.
 
Moxyland crackles 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 cellphones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art.  
 
A frighteningly persuasive high-tech fable for South Africa. Moxyland has been published under the Four Angry Robots imprint, newly introduced by Harper Collins.  

About the Author
Lauren Beukes
is a recovering journalist who is now ridiculously privileged to work on cartoon TV shows for a living, as head writer at Clockwork Zoo Animation. She helped create URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, the hit SABC sci-fi kids’ series that the Mail & Guardian described as ‘delightfully subversive’. Her first book, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past, a rollicking collection of biographies of real-life renegades and raconteurs, was nominated for the Sunday Times Alan Paton non-fiction award. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies, including Open, FAB, African Road: New Writing from Southern Africa, 180 Degrees and Urban 03.

She has an MA in Creative Writing from UCT, but she got her real education from ten years of freelance journalism. Writing for the likes of the Sunday Times, Colors, The Hollywood Reporter, Nature Medicine, Marie Claire, and The Big Issue, among others, she picked up really useful lifeskills like sky-diving, pole-dancing and brewing mqombothi. Journalism also allowed her to hang out with AIDS activists, township vigilantes, electricity thieves, homeless sex workers, teen vampires, reluctant basejumpers and other interesting folk.

She lives in Cape Town with her husband and fur-kids.

Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Lauren Beukes
ISBN: 9781431401864
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431400218
Size (mm): 212x136mm
Pages: 320pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008-01-01