Cory Doctorow * Down and out in the magic kingdom
11-08-06 Seleccionado por: karaoke kamikaze
* e-limbo*: Just take a look at both covers to be disturbed with the spanish bizarre graphics
Cory Doctorow is an avid Weblogger (he can be found at boingboing.net), and his novel's ad-hocracies of ''twittering Pollyannic castmembers'' who smoke ''decaf'' crack and congratulate one another on ''Bitchun'' ideas offer a knowing, gently satiric view of a once ascendant digital culture.
By Taylor Antrim
And the impressively imagined world of the novel is tricked out in lively prose. In one particularly amusing section, Julius recalls an ex-wife from space named Zed: ''We met in orbit, where I'd gone to experience the famed low-gravity sybarites. Getting staggering drunk is not much fun at one gee, but at ten to the neg eight, it's a blast. You don't stagger, you bounce, and when you're bouncing in a sphere full of other bouncing, happy, boisterous naked people, things get deeply fun.'' Though she's around for only a few pages, Zed is one of Doctorow's best inventions, a ''transhuman . . . with a bewildering array of third-party enhancements: a vestigial tail, eyes that saw through most of the R.F. spectrum, her arms, her fur, dogleg reversible knee joints and a completely mechanical spine.'' Julius can't keep Zed's interest, and their relationship ends on a sad note -- she reverts to a backed-up version of her brain from the time before they met.
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