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Max Barry

Max Barry began removing parts at an early age. In 1999, he successfully excised a steady job at tech giant HP in order to upgrade to the more compatible alternative of manufacturing fiction. While producing three novels, he developed the online nation simulation game NationStates, as well as contributing to various open source software projects and developing religious views on operating systems. He did not leave the house much. For Machine Man, Max wrote a website to deliver pages of fiction to readers via email and RSS. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters, and is 38...

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Written by Max Barry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7937-7 (1-4000-7937-3)

Stephen Jones is a shiny new hire at Zephyr Holdings. From the outside, Zephyr is just another bland corporate monolith, but behind its glass doors business is far from usual: the beautiful receptionist is paid twice as much as anybody else to do nothing, the sales reps use self help books... Read more

Jennifer Government
Written by Max Barry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3092-7 (1-4000-3092-7)

Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building... Read more

Written by Max Barry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312542-6 (0-14-312542-7)

Stick and stones break bones. Words kill.

They recruited Emily Ruff from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words.

They'll live to regret it.

They said Wil Parke survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember.

Now they're after him and he doesn't know why.

There's a word, they say. A... Read more

Machine Man
Written by Max Barry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47689-0 (0-307-47689-8)

Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts.

Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on... Read more

Written by Max Barry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | July 2000
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-029187-2 (0-14-029187-3)

When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire the next rich, savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America there are no sure things--and suddenly Scat has to save not only his idea but his yet-to-be-realized career. With... Read more