Venomous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman

Staff Pick

In addition to being a smart, sharp satire on a dystopian near future, this is also the funniest book I’ve ever read about rampant capitalism and the climate crisis. Set in the aftermath of a cyber-attack that's thrown the "extinction industry" into chaos, it follows a pair of reluctant partners roped into a round-the-world search for the last remaining venomous lumpsuckers. Along the way the narrative pokes fun at the utter inability of humanity to be accountable for our environmental destruction, presenting an absurdist vision that seems depressingly possible given our current trajectory. If you’ve been rooting for the orcas getting revenge on fishing boats, you should take a look at this novel.   

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ISBN: 9781641294843
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Published: Soho Press - June 13th, 2023