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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

(2003)
A novel by

 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)

"He sparkles! He fizzes! He does backflips and breaks the furniture. Science Fiction needs Cory Doctorow."
Bruce Sterling


Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.

Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the care of a network of volunteer "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches.

Now, though, it seems the "ad hocs" are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others. For Jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself. Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. This upsets him. (It's only his fourth death and revival, after all.) Now it's war: war for the soul of the Magic Kingdom, a war of ever-shifting reputations, technical wizardry, and entirely unpredictable outcomes.

Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom reads like Neal Stephenson meets Nick Hornby: a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-butt cybernetic tour de force.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4177-2201-0 / 978-1-4177-2201-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 2003 : USA Turtleback
Title: Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-606-32701-0 / 978-0-606-32701-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-0436-8 / 978-0-7653-0436-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-5194-7257-9 / 978-1-5194-7257-1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Doctorow, Cory
ISBN: 1-4973-5229-0 / 978-1-4973-5229-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-732793-5 / 978-0-00-732793-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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December 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-0953-X / 978-0-7653-0953-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-312-70969-2 / 978-0-312-70969-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor: Tom Doherty Associates
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2003 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Books
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