Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World [With Earbuds]
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DescriptionLife 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, Macrocode'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... 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.
September 01, 2010
5.4 X 7.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.4 pounds
Pre-Recorded Audio Player
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About the Author
Walter Mosley is the author of five Easy Rawlins mysteries: ""Devil in A Blue Dress"", ""A Red Death"", ""White Butterfly"", ""Black Betty"" and ""A Little Yellow Dog""; three non-mystery novels, ""Blue Light"", ""Gone Fishin'"", and ""R. L.'s Dream""; two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, ""Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned"", for which he received the Anisfield Wolf Award, and which was an HBO movie, and a nonfiction book, ""Workin' On The Chain Gang"". He is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, a founder of the PEN American Center Open Book Committee, and is on the board of directors of the National Book Awards. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in New York City.
A 1990 graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art, Rick Allen is a lifelong student of the American Civil War. A Maryland native, he was fortunate to spend a large part of his youth roaming the battlefields of the eastern theatre and has remained a student of that conflict ever since. For the last fifteen years he has been involved in researching the history and composition of the men who composed the four Georgia infantry regiments featured in these rosters.