by Lauren Beukes
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007323890
Date: 01 July 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I'm delighted to be able to list the first two titles to be released by the newest genre imprint on the block, Angry Robot. There's been a delicious buzz in publishing circles about approach of the Robot. The imprint (a division of Harpercollins) is vibrant and exciting and full of energy and ambition - that in itself is impressive in these grey, recession hit times. Angry Robot's mission (see their official statement here) goes further though and they look set to deliver to readers a huge range of talent that will, I am quite certain, serve to become a roll call of genre luminaries in years to come. I applaud the Robot's pioneering spirit and look forward to bringing news of their releases in the coming months and years.
So, without further ado... first up is Moxyland, a first novel from South African author Lauren Beukes. The tag line from the AR site not only sums up the novel, but also the attitude ... "Moxyland takes its cues from Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross... and kicks their ass." I LOVE IT!!!
Moxyland is a trade paperback released in the UK and ANZ and will be available in the US from October. An eBook version is also available.
"Moxyland is an ultra-smart thriller about technological progress, and the freedoms it removes. In the near future, four hip young things 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."