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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    Get it on Google Play

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

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-974247-50-3 / 978-1-974247-50-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2015 : Paperback
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-5192-4672-2 / 978-1-5192-4672-1
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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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
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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
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-729118-3 / 978-0-00-729118-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-736211-0 / 978-0-00-736211-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio, Deutschland
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-307-71069-6 / 978-0-307-71069-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-307-71071-8 / 978-0-307-71071-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: For the Win
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: For the Win: A Novel
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
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