The place is the United States. The time, the near-future, 2020-2040. Here, justice is blind and the ranks of the disenfranchised have swollen to a toxic level. High-tech rules the day while human nature, for better or worse, remains constant. In nine interwoven tales, Mosley paints a keen if fictional portrait of what the future could hold if our own political climate continues. A bestselling author in the mystery and literary genres, Walter Mosley has added science fiction to his list of successes. Blue Light (Little, Brown and Company, 1998) netted over 30,000 copies in hardcover and was a #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller, a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, and a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Additionally, Blue Light won widespread acclaim in national publications and was a Selection of Book-of-the-Month Club. iPublish.com offered two short stories from Futureland as original eBooks in 12/00. Walkin the Dog (Little, Brown and Company, 10/99), the authors previous short-story collection, grossed nearly 68,000 hardcover copies. Mosley is the author of the New York Times bestselling Easy Rawlins novels.