by Cory Doctorow
HarperVoyager Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007325221
Date: 29 October 2009 List Price £14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Cory Doctorow's new novel is Makers, published in hardcover by HarperCollins. If you've not come across Cory, either as a SF writer or as an incisive, cutting edge commentator on our technological age, get the hell out from under that rock you've been living under and head over to his web site!
"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! "