Walkaway: A Novel


Walkaway: A Novel Author Cory Doctorow
ISBN-10 0765392763
ISBN-13 9780765392763
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Tor Books
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From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow an epic tale of revolution love post scarcity and the end of death Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly extrapolated revolutionary struggle William GibsonHubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinozaknown to his friends as Hubert Etcwas too old to be at that Communist party But after watching the breakdown of modern society he really has no where left to beexcept amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute After falling in with Natalie an ultra rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father the two decide to give up fully on formal societyand walk away After all now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of lifefood clothing shelterfrom a computer there seems to be little reason to toil within the system Its still a dangerous world out there the empty lands wrecked by climate change dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight shadows hiding predators animal and human alike Still when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish more people join them Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra rich have never been able to buy how to beat death Now its war a war that will turn the world upside down Fascinating moving and darkly humorous Walkaway is a multi generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred yearsand the very human people who will live their consequences

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