by Richard Kadrey
Cover Artist: Shutterstock
Review by Wes Breazeale
Harper Voyager Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062334480
Date: 04 November 2014 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey's first novel--the cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale--now back in print after twenty years in a special signed, collectible edition.
Welcome to the near future: Los Angeles in the late 21st century—a segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules. Here, a small group of wealthy seclude themselves in gilded cages. Beyond their high security compounds, far from their pretty comforts, lies a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, rampant disease, and their own despair to survive.
Jonny was born into this Hobbesian paradise. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market--narcotics that heal the body and cool the mind--he looks out for nobody but himself. Until a terrifying plague sweeps through L.A., wreaking death and panic. And no one, not even a clever operator like Jonny, is safe.
His own life hanging in the balance, Jonny must risk everything to find the cure—if there is one.
The book will include a Q & A with Cory Doctorow.
(Source: Harper Voyager)