The Body Scout: A Novel
In this "timeless and original" sci-fi thriller (New York Times), a hardboiled baseball scout must solve the murder of his brother in a world transformed by body modification, perfect for readers of William Gibson and Max Barry.
In the future you can have any body you want--as long as you can afford it.
But in a New York ravaged by climate change and repeat pandemics, Kobo is barely scraping by. He scouts the latest in gene-edited talent for Big Pharma-owned baseball teams, but his own cybernetics are a decade out of date and twin sister loan sharks are banging down his door. 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 a world of genetically modified CEOs, philosophical Neanderthals, and back-alley body modification, only to quickly find he's in a game far bigger and more corrupt than he imagined. To keep himself together while the world is falling apart, he'll have to navigate a time where both body and soul are sold to the highest bidder.
Diamond-sharp and savagely wry, The Body Scout is a timely science fiction thriller debut set in an all-too-possible future.
"I devoured it." --Jonathan Lethem
"Completely weird and still completely real. Delightful--I couldn't put it down."--Shea Serrano
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quondame - LibraryThing
Another bio-engineered cyborg filled dystopia, uber-urban NYC centered around body scout Kobo an ex-baseball cyborg, and his foster brother the bio-engineered JJ Zunz long term star of the Mets. Zunz ... Read full review
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I RECEIVED MY DRC FROM THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY. THANK YOU. My Review: First, read this: "We build better livers, and someone concocts stronger booze. We get sun treatments, then our chemicals burn ... Read full review