by Michael Botur

August 26-September 1st

Due to the high demand, Moneyland’s tour was upgraded from four to seven days!

It’s 2037. Humans worldwide are losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. Everyone needs money to survive, including Eden Shepherd, who agrees to spend a year inside a biodome experiment with 10 popular kids from her high school, plus Adam Turing, the most hated nerd she knows.

Eden and her friends are each paid 1,000,000 dollars cash upfront to stay inside the biodome for a year. Who wouldn’t say yes? It begins well, with a delivery of junk food, no curfew, and Eden hopes finally to lose her virginity to somebody popular.

The trouble is, inhuman scientists built the biodome over an abandoned suburb. Here there is no supermarket, no electricity, no food or drink when the snacks run out. No bank for Eden to keep her million safe from her enemies – or her friends.

There is no panic button when the group descends into anarchy and Adam’s crew of outcasts violently establish a new pecking order.

When money can’t protect her, Eden must protect herself – as well as the baby Adam put inside her.

About the author

Michael Botur, born 1984 in Christchurch, New Zealand, is the author of six acclaimed short-story collections, four novels, page and pub poetry collection Loudmouth and the children’s book My Animal Family. He has won awards for short fiction in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Botur has published journalism in most major newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and is concentrating on screenwriting in 2022. He lives in Whangarei with his two kids, and the deal is this: Kids, you can stay up late and I’ll tell you some dark tales from my horror fiction collection, though it’ll unnerve ya. You have been warned.

Botur holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from AUT University and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies from Massey University, as well as degrees in arts and literacy. Botur makes a living from communications, content and copywriting.

Botur has been making money from creative writing since the age of 21, has published creative writing in most NZ literary journals and has won various prizes for short stories and poems since beginning writing in 2005. In 2017/18 Botur’s work was included in collections put together by University of Otago (Manifesto 101) and University of Canterbury (Bonsai: Small Fictions).Botur has published news articles in VICE World News, the Listener, New Zealand Herald, Herald on Sunday, Sunday Star-Times, The Spinoff, Noted, Mana and North & South. In 2017 Botur launched the only online “gallery” for NZ short story writers,
In 2021, Botur was the first Kiwi winner of the Australasian Horror Writers Association Short Story Award for Test of Death.


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