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Cory Doctorow

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for AmericaPerry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They alsoMoreFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for AmericaPerry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the New Work, a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lesters. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it.Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot.combomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Wal-Marts across the land. As their rides, which commemorate the New Works glory days, gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive grows jealous, and convinces the police that Perry and Lesters 3D printers are being used to run off AK-47s.Hordes of goths descend on the shantytown built by the New Workers, joining the cult. Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perrys friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the fatkins treatment, turning him into a sybaritic gigolo.Then things get really interesting.