Futureland by Walter Mosley
Nine Stories of an Imminent World

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The citizenry of America struggles for survival in a dangerous, twisted future

In “Whispers in the Dark,” an ex-con sells his organs to ensure his brilliant nephew’s future. The boy will grow up to have the highest IQ ever recorded, but the uncle, who sold his eyes, won’t be able to see it. In “Voices,” a history professor becomes addicted to a drug called pulse, which gives him access to a world of vivid fantasy while tearing his brain to shreds. By the time the professor qualifies for a brain transplant, he’s no longer sure what’s real and what’s imagined. And in “Angel’s Island,” a convict in the world’s largest private prison reveals the facility’s chilling secrets.

In this critically acclaimed collection of stories, noir legend Walter Mosley takes his unique vision of American society into the future. As the nation descends into chaos, its citizens wonder, Is the world ending, or has the apocalypse already come and gone?

About Walter Mosley

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Walter Mosley, novelist and creator of African American detective Easy Rawlins, was born in South Central Los Angeles in 1952. He attended Goddard College and City College, CUNY, before graduating from Johnson State College in Vermont. He is a member of the executive board of PEN America Center and a member of PEN's Open Book Committee. He is also a former president of the Mystery Writers of America. In 1990, he published Devil in a Blue Dress, a mystery novel which won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award, and was eventually made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington (1995). His title Last Days of Ptolemy Grey made the New York Times Bestseller list for 2010. Easy Rawlins books are now published in eighteen countries across four continents. He lives in New York City.
Published June 4, 2013 by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy. 378 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Walter Mosley's interlinked stories portray a world of anarchy, political revolt and violence.

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Publishers Weekly

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Although Allen brings a distinctly human touch to a cold world of computers and corporations, his relaxed style seems ill suited for these nine interconnected stories set in the near future. The fr

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Publishers Weekly

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After the qualified success of his first science fiction novel, Blue Light (1998), Mosley (best known for such mystery fiction as the Easy Rawlins series) return

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Walter Mosley, best known as a mystery writer, makes his second.

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