April 2nd, 2009

red panda eating bamboo

Walter Mosley, Futureland, cheesy vs. real horror, and why Star Wars was no good after Empire

I have been meaning to write about Futureland by Walter Mosley, which is a collection of nine short stories all set in the same near future cyberpunk world. (The subtitle is either "Nine Stories of an Imminent World" or Nine Stories of an Imminent Future.") The stories are arranged in chronological order and some of the characters recur, and there's some general movement in the shape of the world and its players, but there isn't really what you would call a plot holding the whole thing together.
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