Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Publish date: February 1st 2003
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Like I often do, I went into this book blind, not knowing anything about the plot, and I assumed the title was some sort of a metaphor for a superficial society. In fact, most of the book is actually set within Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. My progress through the book went something like this:1. ...
I was gripped by "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" as soon as I discerned its startling premise. It is an accomplished adventure.
Cory Doctorow is one of the high profile current crop of sci-fi authors, he is also famous for his blogs on Boing Boing, and his stance on liberalising copyright laws (he even got into a trouble with the legendary [a:Ursula K. Le Guin|874602|Ursula K. Le Guin|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/12442914...
Fun book with hard sci-fi ideas about the near future. And if you know your Disneyland rides well, it makes it even more fun.
There were some interesting ideas in this book. The world (or one fragment of the world) from the future that Doctorow writes about is creatively designed, but not too well explained. I do appreciate Gibson style: drop readers right in the middle of the story, letting them find their way around. How...
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