Worst. Person. Ever.

Raymond Gunt likes to think of himself as a pretty decent guy―he believes in karma, and helping his fellow man, and all that other good stuff. Sure, he can be foulmouthed, occasionally misogynistic, and can just generally rub people the wrong way―through no fault of his own! So with all the positive energy he’s creating, […]

Player One

“Dark-Age High Tech Technical sophistication is relative. In the eleventh century, people who made steps leading up to their hovel doors were probably mocked as being high tech early adopters.”

Generation A

Generation A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people all around the world— in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka—are all stung. Their shared experience unites them in ways they never could have imagined.

The Gum Thief

An epistolary novel, The Gum Thief is written as a collection of journal entries, notes, and letters written by various characters. Among these are regular installments of the characters in Roger’s novella, titled Glove Pond.


A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google.

Eleanor Rigby

“Death without the possibility of ever changing the world is the same as a life that never was.”

Hey Nostradamus!

“I am aware that there is a world out there that functions without regard to me. There are wars and budgets and bombings and vast dimensions of wealth and greed and ambition and corruption. And yet I don’t feel a part of that world, and I wouldn’t know how to join if I tried.”

God Hates Japan

(神は日本を憎んでる, Kami wa Nihon wo Nikunderu, in Japanese) is a 2001 novel by Douglas Coupland. It was released solely in Japan and has little English text in it. The book was published by Kadokawa Shoten and illustrated by Michael Howatson. The story focuses on characters lost in the malaise that swept Japanese culture after the […]

All Families Are Psychotic

“She looked at the cheap hotels smeared with joyless stucco mayonnaise, oceanside landscapes scraped clean by the endless Atlantic winds that left behind only palm stumps and stubby sea-grape. She felt she was looking at the third-best seaside resort in a place like Libya, where the prim ideas of middle-class leisure had been collectively abandoned […]

Miss Wyoming

The novel follows two protagonists, Susan Colgate, a former Miss Wyoming, and John Johnson, a former action film producer. Both have experienced early success but now find themselves in terminal career decline and with a host of personal problems. When circumstances intervene to offer routes out of their lives and then to bring them together, […]

Polaroids from the Dead

“In 1990, society seemed to be living in a 1980s hangover.”


They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day “coding” and eating “flat” foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to “flame” one of them. But now there’s a chance to […]

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