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SP4RX

By Wren McDonald
Illustrated by Wren McDonald

SP4RX is the story of mankind clawing for survival.

SP4RX is the story of mankind clawing for survival. Set in a future where a class system has emerged, the world is divided into 5 levels, with the elite ruling from the extravagant top level. An abandoned ground level is used as a garbage dump. No living organisms are permitted there. But that doesn't stop SP4RX, a young and extremely young hacker who lives off grid, eluding the military force that governs the other levels. He hacks into corporations and sells stolen data to wealthy buyers on the black market - just your average thief. Mega corporatioon Structus Industries introduces a welfare programme called the "Elpis Program", which allows the working class to apply for Cybernetic implants to make workers more efficient. On the surface, it seems like a programme to empower the poor and allow them to rise to the ranks of the elite. But SP4RX soon discovers all is not as it seems. The welfare programme is a highly politicised and intelligent ploy to destroy the working class and replace them with highly effective technology. SP4RX and Structus are set on a collision course with the fate of humanity at stake in Wren McDonald's latest sci-fi tale of survival and corruption!

  • New take on the familiar narrative within the sci-fi genre that will interest a broad audience
  • Socially relevant themes will ensure engagement
  • A dynamic and accessible art style that will welcome new readers

About the author

Wren McDonald grew up in between Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida, USA. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. McDonald graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, in Sarasota FL, with a BFA in Illustration. He has illustrated for The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine, Gigantic Books, Rollins Magazine and many more. His work is influenced by European and Japanese cartoonists, and artists such as Moebius, Christophe Blain and Taiyo Matsumoto, Gipi and Hayao Miyazaki and Hergé.

ISBN: 9781910620120
Imprint: NB - Nobrow
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Dimensions: 177 x 254mm, 120pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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