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Makers

(2009)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Prometheus Award Best Book (nominee)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America

Perry 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 Lester's. 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 Work's glory days, gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive grows jealous, and convinces the police that Perry and Lester's 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 Perry's friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the '-fatkins' treatment, turning him into a sybaritic gigolo.

Then things get really interesting.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
Used availability for Cory Doctorow's Makers


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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-732522-3 / 978-0-00-732522-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-1279-4 / 978-0-7653-1279-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-236-72831-9 / 978-1-236-72831-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-1281-6 / 978-0-7653-1281-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-732789-7 / 978-0-00-732789-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-733086-3 / 978-0-00-733086-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

January 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Makers (Unabridged)
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-307-71453-5 / 978-0-307-71453-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

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

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Makers
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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