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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


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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.
Product Details
eBook (384 pages)
Published: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Imprint: Angry Robot
ISBN: 9780857660053
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