New dystopian satire novel set in future, where all digital words are traded.
(Published by 1984 Books, Oct 2017)
Type. Swipe. Don’t believe the hype.
“If words were the new currency, then Qwertex was the Royal Mint
and God was the jewel in the crown.”
“Oh no, not me, we never lost control.
You’re face to face with the man who sold the world.”
‘The Man Who Sold the World”, David Bowie
And so in December 2034 the word ‘God’ is released for sale.
In the not-so-distant future, every word typed, swiped, copied or pasted on any device has a price. This is the world created by Zach Webman, CEO and founder of Qwertex – the global marketplace of words and successor to the internet.
When Qwertex releases the rights of ‘God’ for auction, the sale of this multi-billion dollar PKW (Premium Keyword) kicks off a bitter bidding war. The Saudi Prince Abdullah IV, US President Jimmy Chang, Pope Luke Johnson and media mogul Michael Mendelsohn will do whatever it takes to win ‘God’.
In the month leading up to the live ‘SuperBid’ finale in Hollywood, Zach discovers his wife, Chloe, his PA, Mariana, and his only son, Ben, have betrayed him. All this is set against the turmoil of rising anti-Qwertex protests and global terrorist attacks. God only knows what Zach – the man who sold the word – will do.
What they said about The QWERTY MAN
“A Godforsaken book that might just save humanity from technology.”
“Making people pay for words is not a bad thing. No-one reads better than me.”
Dan Savery Raz is a Lonely Planet author based in Tel Aviv. The Qwerty Man is his debut novel. For more, see, http://www.danscribe.com
Copyright © 2017 by Dan Savery Raz
Published by 1984 Books.