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Radicalized
Radicalized | Cory Doctorow
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From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Radicalized is four urgent SF novellas of America's present and future within one book Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation, Radicalized is a timely novel comprised of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future. Unauthorized Bread is a tale of immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and the young and downtrodden fighting against all odds to survive and prosper. In Model Minority, a Superman-like figure attempts to rectifiy the corruption of the police forces he long erroneously thought protected the defenseless...only to find his efforts adversely affecting their victims. Radicalized is a story of a darkweb-enforced violent uprising against insurance companies told from the perspective of a man desperate to secure funding for an experimental drug that could cure his wife's terminal cancer. The fourth story, Masque of the Red Death, harkens back to Doctorow's Walkaway, taking on issues of survivalism versus community.
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Lindy
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Social activism, technology & the economy are the main concerns of these near-future stories. Predictive policing; price-gouging enabled by digital rights legislation; unjust health insurance practices; survivalism versus community: these are topics that matter. What‘s even better is that the issues don‘t overshadow the reading pleasure. Each of the four novellas in this #audiobook is expertly performed by a different narrator. #CanadianAuthor

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Lindy
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If there was one thing that would motivate Canadians, it was the sense that American politics were so screwed up that they made Canada shine by comparison.
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Exbrarian He's one of my favorite contemporary thinkers. 2mo
LibrarianRyan He is awesome to see speak in person b 2mo
Lindy @Exbrarian Mine too. A brilliant, compassionate person. 2mo
Lindy @LibrarianRyan I totally agree. 2mo
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NotCool
Radicalized | Cory Doctorow
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I like Doctorow, but his books leave me with an exaggerated opinion of what I can do. “Of course I can make my own 3D printer” I end up thinking “That kid in Little Brother did it in weekend, with twine.” Luckily, this is a collection of short stories, so I finished Unauthorized Bread (about propriety software sticking it to the poor) before I tried jailbreaking anything.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Started this one today. Sounds really good and has all the stuff I like.