Book of the Week: Walkaway
In a genre like science-fiction which is saturated with dystopian futures (not to discredit them - they are popular for a reason!), Cory Doctorow offers a refreshing foray into utopia with his new novel Walkaway.
‘incisive, compelling and plausible’
When it’s possible for anyone to print life’s basic necessities - food, shelter, clothing - from their computer Hubert, Etc, Seth, and Natalie, among thousands of others in the mid-21st century, find that there is little use in toiling away in the world of jobs, rules, and commutes. They turn their backs on this system and just… walk away. The world outside the city is dangerous and ravaged by climate change, but may just hold the secret to eternal life.
‘Doctorow is one of our most important science fiction writers ... In a world full of easy dystopias, he writes the hard utopia, and what do you know, his utopia is both more thought-provoking and more fun’ - Kim Stanley Robinson
‘Walkaway reminds us that the world we choose to build is the one we'll inhabit. Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we're going to have to fight for it’ - Edward Snowden