It's all possible, especially if we're willing to trade away our rights for convenience, for the illusion of security. Our very own bright and shiny dystopia is only ever one totalitarian government away.I got a review copy of Moxyland, which looks like an interesting read. Beukes comes at the dystopic SF perspective via journalism in South Africa, so there's no guarantee she's read Aldous Huxley, Francis Schaeffer or Max Barry - though I guess two out of three are pretty common currency.
Looking forward to it. Shame about the F word on the cover; it does little to sell the book to those people who ought to read it.