First Looks, Long Fiction

First Look: MoxyLand

3491640“A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa. …This story 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 cell phones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art.”

That descriptor pretty much covers why I want to read this book. Beukes has been on my radar as a South African woman who has won a Arthur C Clarke Award, and I’ve seen Moxyland recommended by a few excellent people on the internet.