Moby Dx: A Novel of Silicon Valley - Volume...
Moby Dx: A Novel of Silicon Valley is the story of the life, times, trials and tribulations, loves, families, business partners, students, and college roommates of one-time MIT Professor and Moby Dx co-founder, Max Frood—as told by Princeton graduate Lakshmi Stein.
Copyright 2014 by Melvillean Press, LLC
Drink the Kool-Aid, or Don't Drink the Kool-Aid? That is the question of this novel. Full of intrigue, bad behavior, sex, and a vivid look at where we live, its characters discuss the workings of the venture business, trends in big data, biotechnology, and the history of modern biology. See www.mobydx.com for more information, reviews, an author interview, newsletter signup, etc.
Moby Dx is a company. In the jargon of biotech, Dx is shorthand for diagnostics. Pronounce the title however you like, but I call it Moby D X.
What's put up on Wattpad is Volume 1, Max Ebb. There will be six volumes. The Prologue to Volume 1 is an introduction to Silicon Valley, written as a takeoff on Melville's hilarious chapter on Nantucket. Then the reader is put in the able hands of narrator Lakshmi Stein who tells her origin story before jumping back in time to set up her introduction to Jay Orrix, Max Frood, and molecular biology. We follow Max from Cambridge, to Southeast Asia, to France, and to Cambridge. We know Silicon Valley is coming, but like everyone who lives there, they have to get there first.
If you want to binge on Volume 1 rather than drink from the serialization on Wattpad, then go to Amazon where the book becomes available on Feb 10. There's a much needed glossary on in it, too. For a subscription to all six volumes, go to www.gum.co/mobydx.