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Makers
A Novel
By (author): Cory Doctorow
9781250196439 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk May 22, 2018 Print Run: 10000
$24.99 CAD
Active 5.39 x 8.32 x 1.65 in 560 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books
 
Prometheus Award Nominee 2010, Nominated

From Cory Doctorow, theNew York Times bestselling author ofLittle Brother, the repackaged trade paperback ofMakers, anovel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America—now with a new cover!

Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the "New Work," a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lester's. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it.

Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot.combomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Wal-Marts across the land. As their rides, which commemorate the New Work's glory days, gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive grows jealous, and convinces the police that Perry and Lester's 3D printers are being used to run off AK-47s.

Hordes of goths descend on the shantytown built by the New Workers, joining the cult. Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perry's friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the ‘fatkins' treatment, turning him into a sybaritic gigolo.

Then things get really interesting.

CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor ofBoing Boing, a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an MIT Media Lab Research Associate and a visiting professor of Computer Science at the Open University. His award-winning novelLittle Brotherand its sequelHomelandwere aNew York Times bestsellers. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.

“I know many science fiction writers engaged in the cyber-world, but Cory Doctorow is a native. We should all hope and trust that our culture has the guts and moxie to follow this guy. He's got a lot to tell us.” —Bruce Sterling

“A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion--as necessary and dangerous as file sharing, free speech, and bottled water on a plane.” —Scott Westerfeld on Little Brother

“A terrific read.... It claims a place in the tradition of polemical science-fiction novels like1984andFahrenheit 451(with a dash ofMr. Smith Goes to Washington).” —The New York Times Book Review on Little Brother

“Enthralling.... One of the year's most important books.” —Chicago Tribune on Little Brother

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