Synopses & Reviews
Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements.
An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move.
Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes.
A young woman from the trailer park.
And her very smelly cat.
Together, they will decide the future of mankind.
ready for a world in which anyone can have the powers of a god or the
fame of a pop star, in which human achievement soars to new heights
while its depravity plunges to the blackest depths. A world in which at
least one cat smells like a seafood shop's dumpster on a hot summer day.
This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a
futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic,
nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Her only trusted
advisor is the aforementioned cat, but even in the future, cats cannot
give advice. At least not any that you'd want to follow.
figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you?
After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.
"Cracked.com executive editor Wong (This Book Is Full of Spiders) unabashedly trolls everyone and lampoons everything in this beautifully outrageous science fiction adventure. In a near-future U.S. that's even more narcissistic and technology-obsessed than the present, Zoey Ashe is a typical down-and-out young woman with an absentee father. She and her cat are more or less content to sleep the day away in their trailer park until a predator-obsessed Internet celebrity decides to stalk and kill her, with a million viewers following along. Zoey is rescued by some confederates of her father (who she learns is dead), which leaves her having to flee from his enemies, but his friends aren't much better. It seems as though everyone wants something from her, and she isn't sure what she even wants from herself. She makes it to Tabula Ra$a, a Vegasesque city deep in the Utah desert, where there are no rules and everything goes beyond over-the-top. Staying alive is Zoey's top priority as she and her sketchy new companions struggle to work out the mystery of her father's legacy oh, and save the world from a megalomaniac calling himself Molech. Biting humor and blatant digs at modern society overlay a subtly brilliant and thoughtful plot focused on one young woman's growth and survival against all odds. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
David Wong is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, New York Times
bestselling author and Executive Editor of the hugely popular comedy
site Cracked.com. His first book, JOHN DIES AT THE END, lives forever as
a cult classic movie directed by Don Coscarelli and his second, THIS
BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS scares people on a daily basis.