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Use of Weapons Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316030571
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Published: Orbit - July 1st, 2008

The Forever War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312536633
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Published: Griffin - February 17th, 2009

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Walkaway Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765392763
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Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2017

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.

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ISBN: 9780316388672
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Published: Orbit - September 26th, 2017


The follow up to her Ancillary trilogy, Provenance is a stand-alone story set in the same universe that will provide a great read as your first (or fourth) Ann Leckie novel. It tells the story of Ingray Aughskold, adopted into a powerful family and locked in hypercompetitive struggle with her brother Danach to be chosen as their mother's successor. Ingray concocts a desperate ploy to win her mother's favor, which of course spirals quickly and wildly out of control. Provenance weaves an intricate narrative around deeply human characters and presents a fun and lighthearted read.