The City Inside Samit Basu

The City Inside

Author: Samit Basu
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Book Title
The City Inside
Author
Samit Basu
ISBN
9781250827487
A highly anticipated 2022 release for Polygon The Nerd Daily BookBub The PortalistThe City Inside, a near-future epic by the internationally celebrated Samit Basu, pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large--yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future. "They'd known the end times were coming but hadn't known they'd be multiple choice." Joey is a Reality Controller in near-future Delhi. Her job is to supervise the multimedia multi-reality livestreams of Indi, one of South Asia's fastest rising online celebrities--who also happens to be her college ex. Joey's job gives her considerable culture power, but she's too caught up in day-to-day crisis handling to see this, or to figure out what she wants from her life. Rudra is a recluse estranged from his wealthy and powerful family, now living in an impoverished immigrant neighborhood. When his father's death pulls him back into his family's orbit, an impulsive job offer from Joey becomes his only escape from the life he never wanted. But as Joey and Rudra become enmeshed in multiple conspiracies, their lives start to spin out of control--complicated by dysfunctional relationships, corporate loyalty, and the never-ending pressures of surveillance capitalism. When a bigger picture begins to unfold, they must each decide how to do the right thing in a world where simply maintaining the status quo feels like an accomplishment. Ultimately, resistance will not--cannot--take the same shape for these two very different people.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Samit BasuPublisher: TordotcomPublished: 06/07/2022ISBN: 9781250827487Pages: 256Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2022 pg. 10Publishers Weekly 03/14/2022Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 22Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 75

A highly anticipated 2022 release for Polygon The Nerd Daily BookBub The Portalist

The City Inside
, a near-future epic by the internationally celebrated Samit Basu, pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large--yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future.

"They'd known the end times were coming but hadn't known they'd be multiple choice."

Joey is a Reality Controller in near-future Delhi. Her job is to supervise the multimedia multi-reality livestreams of Indi, one of South Asia's fastest rising online celebrities--who also happens to be her college ex. Joey's job gives her considerable culture power, but she's too caught up in day-to-day crisis handling to see this, or to figure out what she wants from her life.

Rudra is a recluse estranged from his wealthy and powerful family, now living in an impoverished immigrant neighborhood. When his father's death pulls him back into his family's orbit, an impulsive job offer from Joey becomes his only escape from the life he never wanted.

But as Joey and Rudra become enmeshed in multiple conspiracies, their lives start to spin out of control--complicated by dysfunctional relationships, corporate loyalty, and the never-ending pressures of surveillance capitalism. When a bigger picture begins to unfold, they must each decide how to do the right thing in a world where simply maintaining the status quo feels like an accomplishment. Ultimately, resistance will not--cannot--take the same shape for these two very different people.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Samit Basu
Publisher: Tordotcom
Published: 06/07/2022
ISBN: 9781250827487
Pages: 256

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2022 pg. 10
Publishers Weekly 03/14/2022
Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 22
Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 75

A highly anticipated 2022 release for Polygon The Nerd Daily BookBub The Portalist

The City Inside
, a near-future epic by the internationally celebrated Samit Basu, pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large--yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future.

"They'd known the end times were coming but hadn't known they'd be multiple choice."

Joey is a Reality Controller in near-future Delhi. Her job is to supervise the multimedia multi-reality livestreams of Indi, one of South Asia's fastest rising online celebrities--who also happens to be her college ex. Joey's job gives her considerable culture power, but she's too caught up in day-to-day crisis handling to see this, or to figure out what she wants from her life.

Rudra is a recluse estranged from his wealthy and powerful family, now living in an impoverished immigrant neighborhood. When his father's death pulls him back into his family's orbit, an impulsive job offer from Joey becomes his only escape from the life he never wanted.

But as Joey and Rudra become enmeshed in multiple conspiracies, their lives start to spin out of control--complicated by dysfunctional relationships, corporate loyalty, and the never-ending pressures of surveillance capitalism. When a bigger picture begins to unfold, they must each decide how to do the right thing in a world where simply maintaining the status quo feels like an accomplishment. Ultimately, resistance will not--cannot--take the same shape for these two very different people.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Samit Basu
Publisher: Tordotcom
Published: 06/07/2022
ISBN: 9781250827487
Pages: 256

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2022 pg. 10
Publishers Weekly 03/14/2022
Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 22
Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 75