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Grand Central Publishing
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6.3 X 1.1 X 9.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Marc-Uwe Kling is a German author and songwriter. Qualityland spent months on the German bestseller lists, has sold more than half a million copies to date internationally, and is currently in production as an HBO series. Kling lives in Berlin.


"QUALITYLAND is very funny and very scary -- my kind of book."--Mike Judge, creator of HBO's Silicon Valley, writer/director of Office Space
"Eerily prescient and peppered with near-future projections (including the cryogenic resurrection of Jennifer Aniston), Qualityland reads like the best Black Mirror episode as written by Kurt Vonnegut. Kling delivers scythe-sharp satire, steering us through a hysterical dystopian adventure of technological determinism, all while skewering consumer culture, politics, free will, and making me rethink my relationship with my Roomba. Witty, wise, and terrifyingly funny, Qualityland is a genius gem and an absolute must read. I laughed my phone off."-- Kira Jane Buxton, author of Hollow Kingdom
"QUALITYLAND is the best kind of satire, offering up a funhouse mirror version of our world that is so smart and so cutting, you have to laugh to keep from crying."--Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
"The times we live in demand a satire as sharp and unrelenting as QUALITYLAND. The funniest parts will make you cringe. But rather than merely beat the reader over the head with doom and gloom, this novel goes further, showing the value of endurance and even hope in an age of emptiness."-- Robert Repino, author of D'Arc and Mort(e)
"A hilarious romp through an absurd hypercapitalist dystopia...This is spot-on satire."--Publishers Weekly
"How much you enjoy this is in direct proportion to how much trouble you think we're all in. Sleep tight."--Kirkus
"Kling's sharp observations target the economy, the law, xenophobia, relationships, security, and government, sparing few and exposing with delightful brutality how close QualityLand is to reality."--Booklist
"The plot unfolds in a way that surprises, which is quite refreshing when dealing with storylines which create a cautionary tale about corporate overreach."-- The Nerd Daily
"Kling's dialogue is witty and sharp, the relationship between Peter and the droids is handled with a great deal of humour and warmth, and more often than not Kling lands his jokes--Qualityland is incredibly funny--a rare feat for a science fiction novel."-- Locus