Cash Crash Jubilee

Skyhorse
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A man and his money are parted not by death but by deletion in this “prophetic and chilling” cyber-dystopian thriller (Gordon Dahlquist).
 
In Tokyo, every single action—from blinking to sex—is intellectual property owned by corporations. A BodyBank implant in each citizen records movements and connects to the ImmaNet, so that every inch of the cyber-dystopian metropolis crawls with information and shifting cinematic promotainment.
 
Amon Kenzaki works as a Liquidator for the Global Action Transaction Authority, capturing bankrupt citizens, removing their implants, and banishing them to BankDeath Camps where they are forever cut off from the action-transaction economy.
 
With his savings accumulating and a promotion impending, everything seems to be going well—until he’s asked to deal with finance minister Lawrence Barrow, a charismatic politician and model citizen. Soon after, Amon is charged for an incredibly expensive action called “Jubilee” that he’s sure he never performed but is costing him everything.
 
To restore balance to his account, Amon must unravel the secret of Jubilee. But when he finds himself asking dangerous questions about the system to which he’s devoted his life, he must decide if life is worth losing to find the truth. “Debut novelist William reverses the outsider perspective of cyberpunk in this intricate tale of a digitally claustrophobic future” (Publishers Weekly).
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Eli K. P. William, a native of Toronto, currently works in Tokyo as a Japanese-English translator. Commissioned by one of Japan’s largest publishers (Shueisha), William is currently translating a bestselling novel by Naoki Prize–winning author Ryo Asai. Cash Crash Jubilee is his first novel.
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Publisher
Skyhorse
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Published on
May 5, 2015
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Pages
392
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ISBN
9781940456317
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
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The second installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series

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In a world stripped bare of digital images and promotainment, unveiled with the audiovisual overlay of the ImmaNet, in an exposed world, a naked world, Amon Kenzaki awakens, lost and alone. He must now travel deep into the District of Dreams in search of Rashana Birla, the one person that might help him unravel the mystery of jubilee. But deprived of the apps and informational tools he’s depended on his entire life, traversing the largest bankdeath camp on Earth is no easy task.

Inside an ephemeral labyrinth of slowly-dissolving disposable skyscrapers clogged to the limit with the bankdead masses, Amon soon finds himself face to face with two dangerous groups: a cult called the Opportunity Scientists, who preach bizarre superstitions about economic salvation, and a supposedly humanitarian organization called the Philanthropy Syndicate, whose mandate of serving the poor conceals rapacious motives.

Amon takes refuge in Xenocryst, a community that genuinely strives to improve conditions in the camps, where he begins to work towards its cause and reconciles himself to his newfound poverty. But when political forces threaten the community’s existence and the lives of its members, he is forced to team up with a vending-machine designer, an Olympic runner, a fertility researcher, a corporate tycoon, and many others to expose the heinous secret festering at the heart of the action-transaction market he once served.

In book two of the Jubilee Cycle, Eli K. P. William delves beneath the surface of his cyber-dystopian Tokyo to unearth the fate of outcasts trapped in its depths and shine a light on the financial obstacles blocking one individual’s efforts to help them.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
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