Four dystopian novellas set in the near-future from award-winning author and activist Cory Doctorow.
Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for the Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and Locus. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in Los Angeles. www.craphound.com @doctorow
Excellent collection * SFX *
A collection of extraordinarily clever novellas that cut right through to the anxieties that occupy Western societies as we continue to carve out a world that has an uneasy yet dependent relationship with technology * SciFiNow *
A set of four superb, distinctive short stories... Doctorow's prose is punchy and direct, but he succeeds in conjuring the most vivid and plausible of situations with an impressive economy of words. While he is adept at intertwining questions of contemporary technology, culture and politics into his work, it is the calibre of his flawed but recognisable characters that ultimately brings these vivid short stories to life' * Starburst *
A memorable collection of fascinating characters doing their best to survive an increasingly hostile world against the pressures of a civilisation that seems to be spiralling out of control. This is a highly recommended book from me -- Gareth Jones, at SFCrowsnestinfo
Exciting and very, very cinematic... "Radicalized" is the best of the bunch, and so clever... Fun, in a darkly, twisted sort of way' * Concatenation *
This is no collection of preachy parables. For a start, it's often laugh-out-loud funny... Doctorow's characters have depth and nuance, and fighting the dystopian tide changes them' * New Frame *