Walkaway (Compact Disc)

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Walkaway presents a post-scarcity near future where almost anything--food, clothes, medicine, electronics--can be 3D printed with ease. As capitalism seamlessly transforms to oligarchy and social inequity rages on, many disillusioned citizens decide to simply "walk away" from the rat race to inhabit environmentally ravaged or otherwise disenfranchised territory, free to try their hand at creating whichever brand of utopia they prefer. A fascinatingly thorough conception of how spiraling technology will wage war against conventional socioeconomic structures, Doctorow infuses his techno-adventure with lessons all too relevant for humanity as we continue deeper into the 21st century.

— Nick

Walkaway presents a post-scarcity near future where almost anything--food, clothes, medicine, electronics--can be 3D printed with ease. As capitalism seamlessly transforms to oligarchy and social inequity rages on, many disillusioned citizens decide to simply "walk away" from the rat race to inhabit environmentally ravaged or otherwise disenfranchised territory, free to try their hand at creating whichever brand of utopia they prefer. A fascinatingly thorough conception of how spiraling technology will wage war against conventional socioeconomic structures, Doctorow infuses his techno-adventure with lessons all too relevant for humanity as we continue deeper into the 21st century.

— Nick

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Cory Doctorow's first adult novel in eight years is an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza―known to his friends as Hubert, Etc―was too old to be at that Communist party.But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be―except among the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. Falling in with Natalie, an ultrarich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society―and walk away.After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life―food, clothing, shelter―from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system.It's 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 ultrarich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it's war, a war that will turn the world upside down.Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multigenerational SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years--and the very human people who will live their consequences.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538424247
ISBN-10: 153842424X
Publisher: Cory Doctorow
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Language: English