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Cory Doctorow in conversation with Laurie Penny

Tuesday 23rd May 19:45 at London - Tottenham Court Road

Journalist, activist, and author (Little Brother, Homeland) Cory Doctorow, will be discussing his new multi-generational SF thriller Walkaway with award-winning journalist and author Laurie Penny. 

Described as a 'Utopian disaster novel', Walkaway is about the momentous changes coming in the next one hundred years. An epic tale of revolution, love, war, and the end of death, Walkaway considers the way that technology enslaves, empowers, and offers hope in an increasingly uncertain world.

Praise for Walkaway

Edward Snowden – "Is Doctorow's fictional Utopia bravely idealistic or bitterly ironic? The answer is in our own hands. A dystopian future is in no way inevitable; Walkaway reminds us that the world we choose to build is the one we'll inhabit. Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we're going to have to fight for it."

Neal Stephenson – "Cory Doctorow has authored the Bhagavad Gita of hacker/maker/burner/open source/git/gnu/wiki/99%/adjunct faculty/Anonymous/shareware/thingiverse/cypherpunk/LGTBQIA*/squatter/upcycling culture and zipped it down into a pretty damned tight techno-thriller with a lot of sex in it."

William Gibson – "The darker the hour, the better the moment for a rigorously-imagined utopian fiction. Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle. A wonderful novel: everything we’ve come to expect from Cory Doctorow and more."

 

 

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