Down and out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and out in the Magic Kingdom (2003, Tor)

208 pages

English language

Published May 17, 2003 by Tor.

ISBN:
9780765304360

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4 stars (1 review)

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From the Back Cover "He sparkles! He fizzes! He does backflips and breaks the furniture! Science fiction needs Cory Doctorow." --Bruce Sterling, author of The Hacker Crackdown and Distraction

On The Skids In The Transhuman Future

Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies ... and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.

Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the keeping of a network of "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches.

Now, though, the "ad hocs" are under attack. A new group has taken over the …

5 editions

Amusing read... but not Doctorow's best.

4 stars

I was entertained by this highly speculative fiction, although it had its lengthy moments. I must give Doctorow credit for spinning the tale to its most logical end, and being very stringent in his world-building. However, I like his writing best when he's contemporary and political.

Subjects

  • Immortalism -- Fiction.
  • Walt Disney World (Fla.) -- Fiction.
  • Florida -- Fiction.