Jun 7, 2017

Discover | Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

Lately I've been fascinated with the promised post-scarcity future and the 'disruption' this will cause our current societal norms. I've also wondered how this transition would work as well, which is why this novel, Walkaway has grabbed my attention.

You can read my ruminations about this subject here:



From what I've read about this novel it deals with what may happen in a post-scarcity world where the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter can be printed off from a computer and there is no reason for the masses to work for a living... some still continue to do so, others mock those that do and others.... well others just walk away.



Especially now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter—from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system.


Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences.


Walkaway

by Cory Doctorow
In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.

But there is another way. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter – from a computer, there is little reason to toil within the system. So, like thousands of others in the mid-21st century, the three of them turn their back on the world of rules, jobs, the morning commute and... walkaway.

It's a dangerous world out there, the empty lands are lawless, hiding predators – animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, the thousands become hundreds of thousands, building what threatens to become a post-scarcity utopia. But then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. And now it's war – a war that will turn the world upside down.
In these post titled 'Discovery (or Up and Coming Reads)', I want to provide you with some suggested reading material. These are books which look interesting to me and that I'd like to share with you. The links will be affiliate links, so if you going to make a purchase at Amazon I'd appreciate you using the link. Doing so will help me buy more books so it should be a win-win for us both.

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