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Max Barry

Max Barry is the author of numerous novels, including CompanyMachine Man, and Lexicon. He is also the developer of the online nation simulation game NationStates. Prior to his writing career, Barry worked at tech giant HP. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. To learn more, visit maxbarry.com or follow @MaxBarry on Twitter.

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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...

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Jennifer Government
Written by Max Barry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3092-7 (1-4000-3092-7)

A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.

"Funny and clever... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... [Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast." --The New York Times Book Review

"Wicked and wonderful.... [It]... Read more

Written by Max Barry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$17.00/23.00(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
G.P. Putnam's Sons | Hardcover | March 31, 2020
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-593-08517-2 (0-593-08517-5)

From the ingenious author of Jennifer Government and Lexicon: a brilliant work of science fiction that tells the intimate tale of four people facing their most desperate hour--alone, together, at the edge of the universe.

The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought... 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