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One step forward, two steps back

Cory Doctorow’s latest novel offers a flawed version of utopia that erases anyone not comfortably middle class

FICTION

JONATHAN WORTH

Walkaway

Cory Doctorow

Tor/Raincoast

IN WALKAWAY, Cory Doctorow – author of the novel Little Brother and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing – offers a scathing critique of capitalism in the context of a near-future society in which problems of economic inequality have become exponentially worse. Fabrication technology has advanced sufficiently to eliminate scarcity, but the oligarchs who dominate the world’s social and political structures won’t allow this happen. Ordinary people respond by opting out of “default” society and establishing utopian, anarchist “walkaway” communities. The novel follows three young people who go walkaway; readers see the development of these communities – and perhaps the secret to immortality – through their eyes.

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