Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

by Cory Doctorow
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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.

Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the care of a network of volunteer "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches.

Now, though, it seems the "ad hocs" are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others. For Jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself.

Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. This upsets him. (It's only his fourth death and revival, after all.) Now it's war: war for the soul of the Magic Kingdom, a war of ever-shifting reputations, technical wizardry, and entirely unpredictable outcomes.

Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom reads like Neal Stephenson meets Nick Hornby: a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-butt cybernetic tour de force.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429972543
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 239,598
File size: 471 KB

About the Author

Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online and Locus. He has won the Locus Award for his fiction three times, been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, won the Campbell Award and was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hopes you’ll use technology to change the world.

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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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Great read for sci-fi lovers and Disney fans alike. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A futuristic piece with the backdrop of Disneyland! A better alternative to Catcher in the Rye.
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This is one of the strangest books i have ever read, but i found that i absolutely loved it! The characters were well developed, and the story keeps you interestef until the end. A great reaf from Mr. Doctorow.
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An enjoyable romp through a post-dystopic world. Part "Snow Crash", part "Wetware", all zany fun.
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