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  • What does the future look like? A brilliantly entertaining and original novel about the end of the economy from the visionary author of Little Brother.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Cory Doctorow  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    2136905  
    EAN
    978000732789800799  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9780007327898  
    Publisher
    Harper Collins Publishers  
    Type
    Books  
  • What does the future look like? A brilliantly entertaining and original novel about the end of the economy from the visionary author of Little Brother.

    Perry and Lester invent things. All sorts of things. Seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent an entirely new economic system. ‘New Work’ is a New Deal for the technological era.

    Soon barefoot bankers are criss-crossing the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal start-ups like Perry and Lester’s. Together they transform a country, and journalist Suzanne Church is there to document it.

    But a new economic system requires a whole new belief system – and there are plenty of non-believers out there. The New Work bust puts the dot.com-bomb to shame and soon Perry and Lester are out of funds and out of business.

    Down but not out, they go back to what they do best - making stuff. But when a rogue Disney executive grows jealous of their once more soaring popularity and convinces the police that their amazing 3-D printers are being used to run off AK-47s, things get very dark very quickly…

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