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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library SF MIC (Text) 33500013467303 New Checked out 10/30/2021
Moorhead Public Library SF MIC (Text) 33500013467295 New Checked out 11/04/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780316628723
  • ISBN: 0316628727
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2021.

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"Kobo has some problems. His cybernetics are a decade out of date, he's got a pair of twin sister loan sharks knocking on his door, and his work scouting for a baseball league run by pharmaceutical companies is about to go belly-up. Things couldn't get much worse. Then his brother--Monsanto Mets slugger J.J. Zunz--is murdered at home plate. Determined to find the killer, Kobo plunges into the dark corners and glittering cloud condos of a world ravaged by climate change and repeat pandemics, and where genetic editing and advanced drugs mean you can have any body you want--as long as you can afford it. But even among the philosophical Neanderthals, zootech weapons, and genetically modified CEOs, there's a curveball he never could have called."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #1
    Baseball player J. J. Zunz drops dead—murdered, apparently, during a game. At almost exactly the same moment, Zunz's brother Kobo, a baseball scout, is muscled out of a big acquisition; soon after, he's fired from the team. Suspecting his brother's murder has something to do with the game, Kobo goes to great and potentially self-destructive lengths to find out who's responsible. Having a baseball scout as an amateur sleuth makes the novel interesting; its near-future setting makes it special. Kobo lives in a world in which baseball teams are named for their corporate owners (the Monsanto Mets; the California Human Potential Growth Corp Dodgers); where most automobile traffic is now airborne; where cloned Neanderthals are, if not commonplace, at least unremarkable; and where most people have augmented their bodies either with biopharmaceuticals or cybernetics. Author Michel, a noted short-story writer (he's won a Pushcart Prize), makes his long-form debut here, and a spectacularly successful debut it is. Great entertainment for any reader on the mystery/science-fiction spectrum. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lincoln Michel is the author of the story collection Upright Beasts (Coffee House Press, 2015), which was named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed and reviewed in the New York Times; Vanity Fair; O, The Oprah Magazine; and elsewhere. His fiction and poetry appear in The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, Strange Horizons, Vice's Motherboard, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. His essays and criticism have been published by The New York Times, GQ, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. He is the former editor-in-chief of Electric Literature. He is the co-editor of the science fiction anthology Gigantic Worlds (Gigantic Books 2015), the flash noir anthology Tiny Crimes (Catapult, 2018), and the forthcoming horror anthology Tiny Nightmares (Catapult, 2020). He teaches speculative fiction writing in the MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.

Subject: Baseball scouts > Fiction.
Cyborgs > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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