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One has to love the fearlessness with which Doctorow tackles the topic of a post-scarcity economy and immortality with such an ingenious and compelling story.Published 11 days ago by Arturo
The society of the future in this book is called the "Bitchun" society.
It's a first novel, and it shows. Read more
Excellent distopic fiction, entertaining and thought-provoking - very clever take on the implications of the new technologies, especially genetic engineering and social media. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Courtney
If you read Wired, you know who Cory Doctorow is. I found this by chance on Amazon, and thought, why not? I'm glad I did. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Great White North
So it's never a good sign for me when a book starts out with a lot of jargon I don't know. Sure, it may get explained later, but it starts me off irritated that I don't know... Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Reynard
I really enjoyed this interesting and inventive story about the future of our culture and how we could possibly live with entirely different ways of showing our value for people... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tim
Doctorow's Bitchun Society is a science fiction gem. In the near future energy is cheap, scarecity a non-issue and oppressive governments forgotten replaced by spontaneous ad... Read morePublished 13 months ago by L. King
The Good: The premise of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is really quite enticing, especially for anyone who loves Disney World. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jennifer Sicurella
This book was a good read, a really interesting story and a good insight in a different type of economic system that could work, with it's merits and flaws. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Campanelli Gustavo