Best of Young British Novelist winner Ned Beauman comes to discuss his ‘Venomous Lumpsucker’ – Pasadena Weekendr

Author Ned Beauman, who was named one of Granta’s top young British novelists in 2013, will discuss his new book, ‘Venomous Lumpsucker’, on Vroman’s Live, Vroman’s Bookstore’s virtual author discussion series, Wednesday, July 12 at 1 p.m. will be in conversation with novelist and writer Joshua Cohen.

The event will be broadcast live on Crowdcast. Viewing is free but early registration is recommended.

“Venomous Lumpsucker” is a dark, witty story about environmental collapse and runaway capitalism from the author of “The Teleportation Accident.”

In the near future: tens of thousands of species disappear each year, and an entire industry has developed around their extinctions. For example, biobanks: secure archives of DNA samples, from which lost organisms could one day be resurrected. But one day, everything disappeared. A mysterious cyberattack hits all biobanks simultaneously, erasing the last traces of extinct species. Karin Resaint and Mark Halyard focus on one species in particular: the poisonous lumpsucker, a nasty little bottom-feeder that just happens to be the smartest fish on the planet. Through the dystopian landscapes of the 2030s – a nature reserve full of toxic waste; a floating city on the ocean; the hinterland of a totalitarian state – Resaint and Halyard search for a surviving lumpsucker. And the further they go, the deeper they get drawn into the mystery of the attack on the biobanks.

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