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Futureland - Nine Stories of an Imminent World (Hardcover)
Futureland - Nine Stories of an Imminent World (Hardcover): Walter Mosley

Futureland - Nine Stories of an Imminent World (Hardcover)

Walter Mosley

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"You're five thousand miles from the borders of the U.S.," the guard said. "And you have been forsaken. Until you prove that you are rehabilitated your rights have been suspended." The Supreme Court had validated the constitutionality of citizenship suspension in 2022...
-from "Angel's Island"

In this stunning new work, Walter Mosley, the bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries, returns to science fiction for the first time since his acclaimed visionary work Blue Light, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. While Blue Light was a novel of transcendence in 1960s San Francisco, these interlocking tales of survival unfold in the world of an imminent tomorrow...


Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street is that even in a colorless society, it's a crime to be black.

But the world still turns and folks still have to get by with the hands they're dealt, folks such as:

Ptolemy "Popo" Bent: This gentle backwoods child has a genius I.Q.—and a soul so pure that officials want him locked up forever...

Folio Johnson: A hardboiled, cyber-augmented private eye who can see beneath the dark poetry of the metropolis, he will need an even greater edge than that to find out who's systematically murdering rich, young Nazis...

Fera Jones: She's the boxing Queen of the Ring who must still fight all comers to save her dad, preserve her identity, and protect the fans who believe in her...

Dr. Ivan Kismet: The world's richest man, Macrosoft's CEO is a tycoon, tyrant, and messiah who is evidently more powerful than God. So it's too bad for everyone that Dr. Kismet is utterly insane...

Mixing cyberpunk with biting social commentary, and Matrix-style wonders with masterful literary skill, Walter Mosley brings to life the celebs, working stiffs, leaders, victims, technocrats, crooks, oppressors, and revolutionaries who inhabit a glorious all-American nightmare that's just around the corner. Welcome to FUTURELAND.


Imprint: Mysterious Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2001
Authors: Walter Mosley
Dimensions: 237 x 163 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-446-52954-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Science fiction
LSN: 0-446-52954-0
Barcode: 9780446529549

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