291pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2008) 2021
A dystopian sci-fi novel set in Cape Town in the near-future.
"Moxyland does lots of things, masterfully, that lots of science fiction never even guesses that it could be doing. Very, very good." William Gibson, author of Neuromancer
"Moxyland offers a technicolour, jazzy, rollercoaster ride into a dazzling hell where a group of extravagantly defiant young people on the fringes of bourgeois society challenge everything that is 'ordinary' in their world ... races along at dizzying speed to a violent and literally explosive climax which leaves the reader breathless in a zone of acute future discomfort. Like Clockword Orange, this book has the makings of a cult success." André Brink
Lauren Beukes was born in 1976 and grew up in Johannesburg. She is the author of the novels The Shining Girls (Strand Critics Choice Award for Best Mystery and the University of Johannesburg Prize), Zoo City (Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitchies Red Tentacle), Broken Monsters and Afterland, the graphic novel Fairest: the hidden kingdom, a short story collection, Slipping, and a pop-history, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past. She lives in Cape Town.