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Publisher Description

A Winner of the 2016 Alex Awards

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.

Get 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.

Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 6
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

adesmond ,


David Wong. I’ve been reading his books for years and they provide the perfect escape- hilarious and far fetched but relatable and wonderful. I’ll read everything he ever writes. So much love and appreciation.

ubstudent415 ,

A must read for fans of humor and sci-fi

I should have reviewed this book a while ago. Months after finishing it, I still burst out laughing when certain lines or scene descriptions come to mind. I'm admittedly a bit biased because I love David Wong's essays on Cracked and his previous two books, but I tried to be objective reading this book and I really enjoyed it. I don't want to give anything away at all, these sorts of books are best read blind. Just enjoy this wild ride. With every David Wong book, I always end up reading the last 100 pages or so in one sitting. It's one of those books where the more you read, the more of it you want to read. Like heroin.

This book is like heroin, go buy it!

GamergaidenX ,

A Tale of the Trials of Testoterone

David Wong is an amazing writer with a way of drawing you deeper and deeper into the imaginative and terrifying worlds he creates. This book opens up a new universe for him to play around in, one in the not-so-distant-but-maybe-we'll-have-to-stop-for-gas-and-Taco-Bell away future where everyone and everything is a camera and what people are willing to do to bask in the limelight of their adoring followers. Through the use of his perfect combination of absurd humor and psychological horror, he makes jabs at things like social network culture, superhero fantasies, and men's rights activists with a villain that is just so real and terrifying that you really can't do anything else but root for the not-so-good guys Zoey hangs out with. I couldn't put it down, read it in two days and plan on going back to it for a more leisurely stroll a second a probably third time, like I did with John Dies at the End and This Book is Full of Spiders. Please do yourself a favor and pick this up, unless you hate fun, then by all means go back to knitting your second pair of your own underwear for today.

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