From nina and alex, margo and Fidget, scruffy anarchists sharing living space with an ever-shifting cast of crusty punks and lost kids. What kind of world have we made, where human beings can live centuries if only they can afford the fix? What kind of creatures have we become? The same as we always were, but keener.
In the ancient heart of Oxford University, the ultra-rich celebrate their vastly extended lifespans. In this made-up story, the rich speciate from the poor; in our real world, working class lifespans are declining as the one percent live ever longer lives at ever-greater removes from the rest of us. But a few surprises are in store for them.
And also from the scientist who invented the longevity treatment in the first place. Everything belongs to the future is a bloody-minded tale of time, desperation, betrayal, and hope that could only have been told by the inimitable Laurie Penny. The scariest, most enduring dystopias walk a fine line between parable and prediction.
. This is no mere literary device. This is a pitiless allegory, calculated to enrage and terrify its readers. Cory doctorow Tor com. Penny erases that line.
Daughters of the North P.S.
There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. In her stunning novel, Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. Reproduction has become a lottery, with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse.
A girl who will become known only as "sister" escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as "un-officials" in Carhullan, a remote northern farm, where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel fighter. Provocative and timely, daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors, and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist.
Oryx and Crake The MaddAddam Trilogy
Margaret atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. In search of answers, snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride.
Snowman, known as jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. Anchor Books. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleOryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future.
In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity - until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. Clarence brown's brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years' suppression.
Anchor Books. Set in the twenty-sixth century ad, we is the classic dystopian novel and was the forerunner of works such as George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. It was suppressed for many years in Russia and remains a resounding cry for individual freedom, yet is also a powerful, exciting and vivid work of science fiction.
The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired george Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet RussiaYevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. Penguin Books.
American War: A Novel
A new york times notable bookone of the best books of the year: the washington post • san francisco chronicle • npr • gq • esquire • The Guardian • The Austin Chronicle • PopSugar • Paste MagazineAn audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike. Sarat chestnut, born in louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074.
But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. Anchor Books. Eventually sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war.
Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution
Shortlisted for the green carnation prize 2014laurie penny, presents a trenchant report on our society today--and our society tomorrow, one of our most prominent young voices of feminism and dissent, as she is willing to fight to see it. Smart, queer politics, menial work, unspeakable things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, sexual violence, and irreverent, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, clear-eyed, mental health, money and masculinity, and the Internet.
Celebrated journalist and activist laurie penny draws on a broad history of feminist thought and her own experience in radical subcultures in America and Britain to take on cultural phenomena from the Occupy movement to online dating, give her unique spin on economic justice and freedom of speech, sexual assault, and provide candid personal insight to rally the defensive against eating disorders, and internet trolls.
Penguin Books. Unspeakable things is a book that is eye-opening not only in the critique it provides, but also in the revolutionary alternatives it imagines. Anchor Books.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Those who remain covet any living creature, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, cats, and for people who can’t afford one, birds, sheep. Rick deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them.
Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Praise for Philip K. Immigrants to mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. That other authors shy away from. Rolling Stone Anchor Books. A masterpiece ahead of its time, the world war has killed millions, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, a prescient rendering of a dark future, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet.
They’ve even built humans. Dick sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Dick “the most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world. John brunner “a kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.
The new york Times“Philip K.
Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults
Penguin Books. Anchor Books. Bloomsbury usa. Bitch doctrine takes an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age, from the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right to online harassment and the transgender rights movement. Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to confront injustice, and she's writing at the raw edge of a revolution-hungry zeitgeist, a time when it has never been more vital to actively question and fiercely dispute all forms of complacency, including social norms.
Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. This darkly comic, challenge, often biting yet empathic, and engage, revelatory collection will inform, and give readers hope and tools for change. An invaluable case for truth-telling in an age of chaos and lies.
Emily nussbaum"penny bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better. Caitlin moransmart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important and vibrant political voices of our time.
The Ballad Of Black Tom
But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Bloomsbury usa. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.
Penguin Books. Will black tom live to see it break?"lavalle's novella of sorcery and skullduggery in Jazz Age New York is a magnificent example of what weird fiction can and should do. Laird barron, author of the beautiful thing That Awaits Us All"LaValle reinvents outmoded literary conventions, particularly the ghettos of genre and ethnicity that long divided serious literature from popular fiction.
Praise for the devil in silver from elizabeth hand, and creates genuine chills with his evocation of the monstrous Sleeping King, author of Radiant Days “LaValle cleverly subverts Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos by imbuing a black man with the power to summon the Old Ones, an echo of Lovecraft’s Dagon… The Ballad of Black Tom has a satisfying slingshot ending.
Elizabeth hand for Fantasy & ScienceFiction Anchor Books. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. One of npr's best books of 2016, the british fantasy award, locus, nebula, world fantasy, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, and Bram Stoker AwardsPeople move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.
Troll: A Love Story
. A wily thriller-fantasy. Each discovery sounds like the voice of a storyteller reminding us of how the gods play with our fates. New york timeswinner of the finlandia Award, Troll: A Love Story is an enchanting novel that has become an international sensation. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. A novel of sparkling originality, troll is a wry, beguiling story of nature and man's relationship to wild things, and of the dark power of the wildness in ourselves.
Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. He takes it in, not suspecting the dramatic consequences of this decision. Penguin Books. Angel, comes home from a night of carousing to find a group of drunken teenagers in the courtyard of his apartment building, taunting a wounded, a young photographer, helpless young troll.
What does one do with a troll in the city? as the troll's presence influences Angel's life in ways he could never have predicted, it becomes clear that the creature is the familiar of man's most forbidden feelings. Bloomsbury usa. Anchor Books.
Under the Skin
Penguin Books. Condition: New. A remarkable novel. The new york times "alternately gorgeous and terrifying, lyrical and brutal, Under the Skin compels and teases. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders.
Bloomsbury usa. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780156011600 I couldn't put it down. Kate atkinson "the fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both. Tom doherty Assoc Llc. Now a major motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson "A wonderful book - painful, frightening, lyrical, brilliant .
Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. Under the skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory—our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.
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