[✓ Moxyland || ↠ PDF Download by ☆ Lauren Beukes] #2020


  • Title: Moxyland
  • Author: Lauren Beukes
  • ISBN: 9780007323890
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • Moxyland By Lauren Beukes What s really going on Who s really in charge You have NO F KING IDEA Moxyland kicks the door in on the techno corporate conspiracy that s out to get usd our freedom In the near future, an art school dropout, an AIDSbaby, a tech activist and a RPG obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one GettingWhat s really going on Who s really in charge You have NO F KING IDEA Moxyland kicks the door in on the techno corporate conspiracy that s out to get usd our freedom In the near future, an art school dropout, an AIDSbaby, a tech activist and a 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 FILE UNDER Science Fiction Digital Natives Corporate Wars Future Tech Teenage Riot
    Lauren Beukes
    Lauren Beukes is an award winning, best selling novelist who also writes screenplays, TV shows, comics and journalism Her books have been translated into 26 languages and have been optioned for film and TV.Her awards include the Arthur C Clarke Award, the prestigious University of Johannesburg prize, the August Derleth Prize, the Strand Critics Choice Award and the RT Thriller of the Year She s been honoured in South Africa s parliament and most recently won the Mbokondo Award from the Department of Arts and Culture, celebrating women in the arts for her work in the Creative Writing field She is the author of Broken Monsters, about art, ambition, damaged people and not quite broken cities, The Shining Girls, about a time travelling serial killer, the nature of violence, and how we are haunted by history, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical noir set in Johannesburg which won the Arthur C Clarke Award and Moxyland, a dystopian political thriller about a corporate apartheid state where people are controlled by their cell phones Her first book was a feminist pop history, Maverick Extraordinary Women From South Africa s Past, which has recently been reprinted Her comics work includes Survivors Club, an original Vertigo comic with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, Fairest The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda, and a Wonder Woman one shot for kids, The Trouble With Cats in Sensation Comics, set in Mozambique and Soweto and drawn by Mike Maihack Her film and TV work includes directing the documentary, Glitterboys Ganglands, about Cape Town s biggest female impersonation beauty pageant The film won best LGBT film at the San Diego Black Film Festival.She was the showrunner on South Africa s first full length animated TV series, URBO The Adventures of Pax Afrika which ran for 104 half hour episodes from 2006 2009 on SABC3 She s also written for the Disney shows Mouk and Florrie s Dragons and on the satirical political puppet show,ZANews and Archbishop Desmond Tutu s South African Story.Before that she was a freelance journalist for eight years, writing about electricity cable thieves, TB, circumcision, telemedicine, great white sharks, homeless sex workers, Botswana s first female high court judge, and Barbie as a feminist icon for magazines ranging from The Sunday Times Lifestyle to Nature Medicine, Colors, The Big Issue and Marie Claire She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her daughter laurenbeukesTwitter laurenbeukes Instagram laurenbeukes Facebook laurenbeukesAwards Achievements2015 South Africa s Mbokondo Award for Women In The Arts Creative Writing2014 August Derleth Award for The Shining Girls2014 Strand Critics Choice Award for The Shining Girls2014 NPR Best Books of the Year Broken Monsters2014 LA Times Best Books of the Year Broken Monsters2013 University of Johannesburg Literature Prize for The Shining Girls2013 RT Thriller of the Year for The Shining Girls2013 WHSmith Richard Judy BookClub Choice2013 Exclusive Books Bookseller s Choice for The Shining Girls2013 Best Mysteries and Thrillers for The Shining Girls2011 Kitschies Red Tentacle for Zoo City2010 Arthur C Clarke Award for Zoo City

    Moxyland By Lauren Beukes

    Commentaires:

    Jeffrey Keeten
    And it makes perfect sense The process has to be managed Fear has to be managed Fear has to be controlled Like people As people have become disconnected from reality and spend and time in game worlds and social media, these sites have become sanctuaries, real than real life In the process, people have become so much easier to manipulate It is all about who controls the spin And about apathy Corporations in this dystopia are powerful than governments Allegiances to corporations are taken se [...]

    Jaidee
    4.5 dynamic dystopian DY NO MITE stars 2016 Honorable Mention My faith in dystopian literature is restored Since high school I have been searching and yearning for books as good as 1984 and Brave New World.This book came mighty damn close This is Ms Beukes debut novel She had previously been a South African journalist and many of you have read her The Shining Girls.She is a writing dynamo I am falling in love with South African writers this year Earlier I discovered Malla Nunn who wrote the most [...]

    Bradley
    I really enjoyed this novel The setup was pure near future SF with nice thriller horror undertones, kinda a mix between Stross s Rule 34 with some vintage William Gibson, and finishing with a really nice twist What was most scary about it was how realistic and how very possible it is.But setup and plot is only part of what makes this book great In the end, I can t help but think only wonderful thoughts about all the characters I got to live vicariously through I ve read Broken Monsters and loved [...]

    Althea Ann
    Upon finishing this book, I was in equal parts delighted it rocks and dismayed It was first published EIGHT YEARS ago and I didn t know about it until now Luckily, it s just been reissued, so likely a lot people will be discovering it Hopefully, the marketing will be hitting the right target audience this time the aesthetics of the covers this book has been issued with really don t fit the content well Basically, anyone who loves William Gibson should have this book forcefully shoved into their [...]

    Alicja
    7.11.14 I am shell shocked I love and hate this book at the same time, I hate it because of what it is but I love it because of how it was put together, the story woven from four different threads into a whole A full review is to come but for now, crap, for now I m going to curl up in a ball and stare at a wall and think The Review rating 4.75 5 rounded up I loved this book than I initially thought I would I love her use of a futuristic slang It was a bit difficult to get into it for the first [...]

    Carly
    It starts with a shot As soon as the needle pricks her skin, Kendra s bloodstream is flooded with corporate sponsored nanobots that will invade her system and harmonize with it, protecting her from disease, clarifying her skin, and even making her literally glow They will also make her a part of a new viral ad campaign for the soft drink Ghost, give her an unquenchable craving for the product, and brand her with a ghost logo that glows beneath her skin In Kendra s world, selling one s soul and i [...]

    Megan Baxter
    I ended up reading two of Beukes books in fairly short order, but the first one last They re not in a series, so that isn t the issue What is is how assured her debut novel is It really took my breath away, and the ending was so stunningly well realized and dark as hell that it knocked me for a loop for a while.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire r [...]

    KatHooper
    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Every once in a while a novel comes along that s touted as new, exciting, daring, meaningful, poignant, fresh, full of big ideas, etc That s what I ve heard, so that s what I was expecting and hoping for in Lauren Beukes novel Moxyland especially since it has a nice blurb from William Gibson and has been compared to Neuromancer.Moxyland takes place in a futuristic 2018 Cape Town, South Africa The Cape Town setting is unique, and I was hoping to explore it [...]

    RubyTombstone [With A Vengeance]
    Before I had even finished Moxyland I was trawling GoodReads for of the same, which should give you some indication of how thoroughly I enjoyed it Beukes has seamlessly meshed current technology, pop culture and existing societal issues, set it in a future dystopian South Africa and arrived at genuinely entertaining and thoroughly believable read I found myself Googling elements of the story all the way through to see which were based in reality, and was equally impressed and horrified to find [...]

    Ben Babcock
    Corporations are legally people how long before they become nation states Some of them own islands, or indeed, virtually entire countries I m not as pessimistic as some about our short term survival odds in the coming century Sure, we have problems, but we ll muddle through somehow Yet if I had to pick which chilling dystopian vision of the future I feel is most likely, the corporations own us all future is the one I d choose It s feudalism all over again, baby party like it s 1214 Corporations [...]

    Riona
    Now THIS is good cyberpunk Definitely reminiscent of genre classics like Neuromancer and Snow Crash, with the updated tech of contemporary books like Little Brother but believe me, this ain t Young Adult Moxyland, set in future South Africa, has all the hallmarks of a good dystopia government control, believable surveillance methods, lots of designer drugs, even a virus epidemic Lauren Beukes is a phenomenal world builder, and I found her speculation of what the near future will be like both ori [...]

    zxvasdf
    Lauren Beukes has written something new with Moxyland To say this is not cliched, and to realize this you would need to read Moxyland It is a future where the cellphone is indispensable, as much a part of your life as your driver s license, social security number, and bank account In fact, it is all these things then some It is also a riot control device Beukes has crafted a almost dystopian society of relative simplicity that conceals moral complexity.There s the cops and their nanotech dogs, [...]

    Lisa
    Review from Tenacious Reader tenaciousreader 2016 0Moxyland follows four storylines in this near future dystopia Each perspective spotlights a different aspects of this world and culture I really enjoyed each of the four characters, even if I didn t feel quite as connected to any of them as I would have preferred But then, I think this is the nature of the story With the focus being divided, there is less material to really attach you to each perspective Plus I think the overall goal of the stor [...]

    Dee
    I really wanted to like this book It was recommended to me on , and sounded so promising.Instead, by the second chapter I was resigned to hating it, but determined to finish it anyway as a matter of principle My first and greatest annoyance with Ms Beukes s debut novel is her insistence on overwhelming her reader with jargon and manufactured slang, so that one is forced to translate as one reads Some authors can pull this off without making it a distraction from the story Ms Beukes has not quite [...]

    Agathafrye
    Lauren Beukes has an affinity for social commentary and a worldview that I find intriguing Her novels Moxyland and Zoo City are both set in South Africa, which is a locale that I know very little about Beukes novels alone have piqued my interest in the culture and politics of South Africa Both are set in a hi tech future that is grim, and both have morally ambiguous characters that make questionable choices to survive in a society gone rogue despite governmental efforts at control Moxyland has s [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    This might be one instance where an audiobook has the potential to lead a reader listener into confusion than reading the print might do Moxyland is read by Nico Evers Swindell, best known for his portrayal of Prince William in the made for tv movie William Kate While he does a good job with the voices and South African accents, the intertwining stories are hard to keep up with, particularly with the way the reader is dumped right into the center of everything already going on.That s how living [...]

    Eclectic Reader
    Moxyland is one of those rare books where a single string of stars is inadequate to properly rate it It requires stars, with explanations BIG IDEAS Big ideas drive science fiction Moxyland is jam packed with big ideas that kept me reading In fact, the discovery of the next that s a neat concept was all that kept me turning pages for the following reasons CHARACTERS Splitting the point of view among four characters made the book difficult to read Multiple POV s are okay, but it s still nice to [...]

    Kelly
    I ended up tracking down a copy of Moxyland I m not sure if it was released in the US or if it s still in print in the US, I had to order a copy in some godforsaken way because Lauren Beukes second novel, Zoo City is getting a lot of hype but the synopsis of Moxyland made it sound like something I would enjoy Anyway, holy shit this book was amazing Decently color blind character portrayals eg nobody has coffee with cream colored skin but you do learn things about characters backgrounds from the [...]

    Tuck
    yeeessssbrary loan comes through to save the day.a wonderful, zany, dystopia set in cape town, but really, could be anywhere now Oh sure, south Africa is way ahead of usa in mobi use, and everyday terror, and in vibrant art and striving for a better rainbow world, but the basic premise is the same corporate oligarchy is NOT the way to run a country or society, nor is transgenic police dogs or corporate tattoos Bad things are gonna happen if you let toys r us run a muck haah and sure, this isn t [...]

    Magdelanye
    You can t play nice by society s rules Then you don t get to play at all No phone No service No life p28That s what life is like in this not so distant dystopian future Worsebody really knows just whose in control and who benefits, but there seems to be no escape for any of the hapless protagonists who represent the various choices available to those growing up in a society with such a thin veneer against chaos is a frank, penetrating and saucy writer I can t wait to dive in to of her writing M [...]

    Hank
    I am a Beukes fan, but this was probably my least favority of hers The world building was excellent but I couldn t get a handle on the characters There were lots and they all seemed the same at the beginning By the time I had them all untangled the book ended What I like about Beukes writing is, pardoxically all of the diverse characters she manages to weave into a coherent story This, one of her earlier books, shows her potential but doesn t quite blend it all together Even with my tepid remark [...]

    Anthony Vicino
    I d been wanting to read this for awhile because the cover art looked nifty, but the reviews on weren t terribly stellar so I was hesitant One of Beukes newer books, Broken Monsters, however, has been garnering a ton of really great press recently, so I figured what probably happened is that Beukes has writing chops out the wazoo, but there was a fundamental flaw in the plot of this particular story.I love dissecting stories and seeing what worked and what didn t, so I hopped into Moxy Land afte [...]

    Mardel
    This is the story of the future set in South Africa The timeline isn t clear, yet with clues you find it s past 2018.This is the story of Tendeka a man living on the fringe of society, poor and wanting to make a difference in his life and the lives of others Tendeka is trying to make a difference with protests and things are beginning to get a little control.There is Kendra, a young woman who has just discovered photography with an old fashioned film camera, which is now obselete She has a sad p [...]

    John
    A Superb Debut Novel worthy of comparison with William Gibson, Pat Cadigan and John Shirley s exceptional early CyberpunkNot since early cyberpunk from the likes of William Gibson, Pat Cadigan and John Shirley, have I read a cyberpunk speculative fiction novel as engrossing and as spellbinding as Lauren Beukes Moxyland Think William Gibson and Pat Cadigan on crack, with Neal Stephenson s Snow Crash on speed, and you ll have a most splendid visual conception of Beukes fast paced literary style an [...]

    Yoly
    I d like to say I liked this book, but that was a huge disapointment because honestly I was ready to love it I was really impressed with Lauren Beukes The Shining Girls last year, it was one of the best books I read in 2013, so I was really looking forward to loving this one, specially because of the cyberpunk aspect of the story.The book is narrated from the points of view of the four main characters Kendra, Lerato, Tendeka and Toby And I think for me this was the main problem She changed point [...]

    Julia
    Corporations own countries, the worst punishment young people can imagine is to be unable to use their cell phones, people become billboards for corporations, and police are controlled by corporations That s the science fictional world of this novel, that the author intends to occur about ten years into the present, in Cape Town, South Africa There are four young people who are the protagonists Toby is a trust fund kid, DJ, and vlogger Tendeka plays video games, arranges protests and mural paint [...]

    Marina Sofia
    Probably 4.5 A frighteningly plausible and highly inventive alternative reality for a South Africa and world just slightly technologically advanced, in which the population is controlled through technology and their addiction to it and biological warfare can be easily unleashed on demonstrators We alternate between four main narrators, each unreliable in their own way, but representing different strata of that society.

    Eliza Victoria
    The book opens with a young photographer agreeing to become a sponsorbaby for the beverage, Ghost She receives an injectable tech that circulates in her system and attaches to her cells The Ghost logo will appear like a luminescent tattoo on her skin She will crave for Ghost for as long as she lives.This is her world The city is drowning in advertising Everyone is dependent on their phones for money and identity, and even the simple task of opening a door To be without a phone is to be a disconn [...]

    Rob
    I ve just scratched the surface of the many ideas Beukes has poured into this novel There are strange, and very unethical, forms of advertising, comments on narcotics, elaborate new forms of entertainment and dubious techniques of law enforcement and crowd control Most of it seems disturbingly plausible, and all of it technically possible Where the cross genre novel Zoo City contains a dominant fantastical element, Moxyland is a chillingly realistic view of the possible future One that, despite [...]

    Heino Colyn
    This is the third novel by Lauren Beukes that I ve read, and unfortunately my least favourite by quite a bit I disliked every single one of the characters to the point where they frustrated and irritated me But maybe that was the point The fact that it felt as if they all had the same voice left me double checking whose viewpoint I was sharing at times, and because I disliked them I had trouble sympathising with them As a South African I am confronted by apartheid themed everything, every day an [...]

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