By Eugene Lim
One of Vol. 1 Brooklyn's favourite Fiction Books of 2017, a Literary Hub employees favourite ebook of 2017, and considered one of BOMB Magazine's "Looking again on 2017: Literature" Selections.
"Wondrous . . . [A] feel of the erratic and tangential caliber of daily life—even if it’s displaced right into a extraordinary, parallel world—drifts off the web page, into the realm you spot, after analyzing Dear Cyborgs." —Hua Hsu, The New Yorker
In a small Midwestern city, Asian American boys bond over their outcast prestige and a mutual love of comedian books. in the meantime, in another or maybe destiny universe, a crew of superheroes consider smooth society in the course of their day without work. among black-ops missions and rescuing hostages, they switch tales of creative malaise and muse at the likely inescapable grip of industry economics.
Gleefully toying with the conventions of the unconventional, Dear Cyborgs weaves jointly the tale of a friendship’s dissolution with a provocative and well timed meditation on protest. via a sequence of associated monologues, a full of life forged of characters explores narratives of resistance—protest artwork, eco-terrorists, Occupy squatters, pyromaniacal militants—and the level to which any of those can really face up to and impact the chilly calls for of latest capitalism. the entire whereas, a mysterious cybernetic e-book of clairvoyance beckons, and relied on allies begin to disappear.
Entwining comic-book villains with cultural reviews, Eugene Lim’s Dear Cyborgs is a fleet-footed literary exploration of energy, friendship, and creativity. formidable and figuring out, it combines detective pulps, subversive philosophy, and Hollywood chase scenes, unfolding just like the composites and revelations of a dream.
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