Corry Doctorow is by far my favorite author of all time. Little Brother is a must, but it's not my favorite book of his. All of his books are "open-source" in a way because he release all of his books under the creative commons license and encourages you to download his books, share with friends, translate, convert and pirate!!Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Corry Doctorow : IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!!!!
+ This book is about the rise of the future society known as the Bitchun society. They rely on advanced technologies to sustain life indefinitely via full brain dump back ups known as 'flash-baking', people can take voluntary periods of temporary death to be revived on the occurrence of given events or at a specific date, this is called 'dead heading'. The whole book takes place in an era of post scarcity (rendering modern economics useless) so instead everything is purely meritocratic, drugs are legalized and oh yeah did i mention, the entire book takes place in DISNEY LAND!! Like i said, if you're a fan of sci-fi this book is an absolute must!Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town: Confusing, awkward and Inspiring!!!
+ This novel follows the life of a character who's father is a mountain and mother is a wash machine. His siblings are equally as odd, yet throughout most of the novel the main character remains fairly normal. Golems which live on the father have helped raising the kids. I keep saying character instead of his name because most of the main characters names change on every other mention to another name beginning with the same letter, further adding to the weirdness of the book. However, the technology aspect of the book as inspired me to build and play with wifi mesh networks. It's inspired me to start a little mini wifi mesh network in my apartments that i plan on expanding one day.
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