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June 2014 Featured Book: Futureland

Theme: Speculative Fiction

Futureland by Walter Mosley  (400 pages)

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?

Where You Can Get The Book: 

Amazon: Hardback, Paperback, and eBook

Barnes and Nobles: Hardback, Paperback, and eBook 

Apple Store: eBook 

Miami-Dade Public Library (MDPLS): Paperback/Hardback (7 Copies)

Broward County Library (BCL): Paperback/Hardback (1 Copy)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all. I was planning on going, but Father's Day plans have circumvented that entirely. I can't get out... not for lack of trying. Oh well.

    I liked the book, but sort of wish less of the main characters in the stories were criminals.

    June 13, 2014

  • lesline m.

    Hello all... livingsocial has a 1month free for special... Futureland is avail is the livingsocial link...

    1 · May 20, 2014

    • Mahogany

      Thank you Lesline for the link.

      May 26, 2014

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