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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Cory Doctorow

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Published by: minetruly on May 21, 2009
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He sparkles! He fizzes! He does backflips and breaks thefurniture! Science fiction needs Cory Doctorow!Bruce SterlingAuthor,
The Hacker Crackdown
In the true spirit of Walt Disney, Doctorow has ripped apart of our common culture, mixed it with a brilliant story,and burned into our culture a new set of memes that willbe with us for a generation at least.Lawrence LessigAuthor,
The Future of Ideas
Cory Doctorow doesn't just write about the future – I thinkhe lives there. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom isn't just a really good read, it's also, like the best kind of fiction, a kind of guide book. See the Tomorrowland of  Tomorrow today, and while you're there, why not drop byFrontierland, and the Haunted Mansion as well? (It's theMansion that's the haunted heart of this book.) Corymakes me feel nostalgic for the future – a dizzying, yetrather pleasant sensation, as if I'm spiraling down thetracks of Space Mountain over and over again. Visit theMagic Kingdom and live forever!Kelly LinkAuthor,
Stranger Things Happen
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is the mostentertaining and exciting science fiction story I've read inthe last few years. I love page-turners, especially whenthey are as unusual as this novel. I predict big things forDown and Out—it could easily become a breakout genre-buster.Mark FrauenfelderContributing Editor,
Wired Magazine
Imagine you woke up one day and Walt Disney had takenover the world. Not only that, but money's been abolishedand somebody's developed the Cure for Death. Welcometo the Bitchun Society—and make sure you're strapped intight, because it's going to be a wild ride. In a worldwhere everyone's wishes can come true, one man returnsto the original, crumbling city of dreams—Disney World.Here in the spiritual center of the Bitchun Society hestruggles to find and preserve the original, human face of the Magic Kingdom against the young, post-human andincreasingly alien inheritors of the Earth. Now that anyexperience can be simulated, human relationshipsbecome ever more fragile; and to Julius, the corny,mechanical ghosts of the Haunted Mansion have come toseem like a precious link to a past when we could tell thereal from the simulated, the true from the false.Cory Doctorow—cultural critic, Disneyphile, and ultimateEarly Adopter—uses language with the recklessconfidence of the Beat poets. Yet behind the dazzlingprose and vibrant characters lie ideas we should all payheed to. The future rushes on like a plummeting rollercoaster, and it's hard to see where we're going. But atleast with this book Doctorow has given us a map of the

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