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Offers four science fiction novellas about America's near future, including "Radicalized," a story about violent uprisings against insurance companies.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250228581
Branch Call Number: Doctorow, C
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 19, 2019

A great set of pithy, pointed parables about modern society and technology. The first entry (also the best IMHO) draws a parallel between big technology companies that lock in consumers to their own products, and the experience of new immigrants to a society; Doctorow provides a fantastically witty deconstruction of smart appliances... The remaining stories take on institutional racism, flame-blog culture (and more importantly, big health insurance), and an updated "Masque of the Red Death" in modern-day survivalist terms.

Mar 15, 2019

I apologize but I must point out that the king of snarky, Cory Doctorow, is one of the most censoring, anti-free speech types out there - - the ultimate hypocrite!
I don't care what a poseur he is, or what he claims, he censored and censored and censored at his boingboing.net site, and now since the comments are hidden it really doesn't matter, since they normally won't show up in searches. In other words, yet another fraudster . . . .


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