Metrophage: A Novel

Metrophage: A Novel

by Richard Kadrey

Paperback(Reissue)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062334480
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 352,522
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. Some of his other books include The Wrong Dead Guy, The Everything Box, Metrophage, and Butcher Bird. He also writes the Vertigo comic Lucifer.

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Metrophage 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little jerky, with obvious devices. Not much sci fi as a disjointed action movie with an unsympathetic hero set in a trite dystopia. I could rewrite this into a more interesting story in a few weeks.