The Body Scout

The Body Scout: A Novel

Paperback Published on: 21/09/2023
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An Esquire Pick for the Top 50 Sci-Fi Books of All Time A New York Times Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021 "A breathlessly paced techno-thriller characterized by stunning, spiky worldbuilding." - Esquire 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 He scouts the latest in gene-edited talent for Big Pharma-owned baseball teams, but his own cybernetics are a decade out of date and twin sister loan sharks are banging down his door.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

  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • ISBN: 9780316628709
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 208 x 138 x 28 mm

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