Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Cory Doctorow
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Cory Doctorow
Copyright 2003 Cory Doctorow
[email protected]
Tor Books, January 2003
ISBN: 0765304368
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He sparkles! He fizzes! He does backflips and breaks the furniture! Science fiction needs
Cory Doctorow!
Bruce Sterling Author, The Hacker Crackdown and Distraction
In the true spirit of Walt Disney, Doctorow has ripped a part of our common culture,
mixed it with a brilliant story, and burned into our culture a new set of memes that will be
with us for a generation at least.
Lawrence Lessig Author, The Future of Ideas
Cory Doctorow doesn't just write about the future - I think he lives there. Down and Out
in the Magic Kingdom isn't just a really good read, it's also, like the best kind of fiction, a
kind of guide book. See the Tomorrowland of Tomorrow today, and while you're there,
why not drop by Frontierland, and the Haunted Mansion as well? (It's the Mansion that's
the haunted heart of this book.) Cory makes me feel nostalgic for the future - a dizzying,
yet rather pleasant sensation, as if I'm spiraling down the tracks of Space Mountain over
and over again. Visit the Magic Kingdom and live forever!
Kelly Link Author, Stranger Things Happen
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is the most entertaining and exciting science
fiction story I've read in the last few years. I love page- turners, especially when they are
as unusual as this novel. I predict big things for Down and Out -- it could easily become a
breakout genre- buster.
Mark Frauenfelder Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine
Imagine you woke up one day and Walt Disney had taken over the world. Not only that,
but money's been abolished and somebody's developed the Cure for Death. Welcome to
the Bitchun Society--and make sure you're strapped in tight, because it's going to be a
wild ride. In a world where everyone's wishes can come true, one man returns to the
original, crumbling city of dreams--Disney World. Here in the spiritual center of the
Bitchun Society he struggles to find and preserve the original, human face of the Magic
Kingdom against the young, post-human and increasingly alien inheritors of the Earth.
Now that any experience can be simulated, human relationships become ever more
fragile; and to Julius, the corny, mechanical ghosts of the Haunted Mansion have come to
seem like a precious link to a past when we could tell the real from the simulated, the true
from the false.
Cory Doctorow--cultural critic, Disneyphile, and ultimate Early Adopter --uses language
with the reckless confidence of the Beat poets. Yet behind the dazzling prose and vibrant

characters lie ideas we should all pay heed to. The future rushes on like a plummeting
roller coaster, and it's hard to see where we're going. But at least with this book Doctorow
has given us a map of the park.
Karl Schroeder Author, Permanence
Cory Doctorow is the most interesting new SF writer I've come across in years.Ê He
starts out at the point where older SF writers' speculations end.Ê It's a distinct pleasure to
give him some Whuffie.
Rudy Rucker Author, Spaceland
Cory Doctorow rocks! I check his blog about ten times a day, because he's always one of
the first to notice a major incursion from the social-technological-pop-cultural future, and
his voice is a compelling vehicle for news from the future. Down and Out in The Magic
Kingdom is
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