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For the Win

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book (nominee)
In the virtual future, you must organize to survive

At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual 'gold,' jewels, and precious artifacts. Meanwhile, others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running electronic sweatshops in the world's poorest countries, where countless 'gold farmers,' bound to their work by abusive contracts and physical threats, harvest virtual treasure for their employers to sell to First World gamers who are willing to spend real money to skip straight to higher-level gameplay.

Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of 'General Robotwalla.' In Shenzen, heart of China's industrial boom, Matthew is defying his former bosses to build his own successful gold-farming team. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, but spends his nights fighting virtual battles alongside his buddies in Asia, a world away. All of these young people, and more, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge of history, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo.

The ruthless forces arrayed against them are willing to use any means to protect their power - including blackmail, extortion, infiltration, violence, and even murder. To survive, Big Sister's people must out-think the system. This will lead them to devise a plan to crash the economy of every virtual world at once - a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest, funnest game of all.

Imbued with the same lively, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER an international sensation, FOR THE WIN is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generation.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Used availability for Cory Doctorow's For the Win


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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-735201-8 / 978-0-00-735201-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: For the Win: A Novel
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-2216-1 / 978-0-7653-2216-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-5192-4672-2 / 978-1-5192-4672-1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: For the Win: A Novel
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-3384-8 / 978-0-7653-3384-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: For The Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-6197-3 / 978-0-7653-6197-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-729118-3 / 978-0-00-729118-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-736211-0 / 978-0-00-736211-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio, Deutschland
Availability: Amazon   

May 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-307-71069-6 / 978-0-307-71069-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-307-71071-8 / 978-0-307-71071-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: For the Win: A Novel
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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