A Place So Foreign and Eight More Pdf Summary Reviews By Cory Doctorow

A Place So Foreign and Eight More Pdf Summary

Free. In the title tale, narrator James 14 returns home with Mama to 1898 village when his father Les, time-traveller Ambassador to aliens, vanishes from 1975 jet-pack city. When the “mothaship” takes the anointed few into the brave new world, those left behind are angry. “0wnz0red” asks – what happens when hackers hack the human body?
1 Craphound
2 A place so foreign
3 All day sucker
4 To market, to market
5 Return to Pleasure Island
6 Shadow of the mothaship
7 Home again, home again
8 The super man and the bugout
9 Ownz0red


A Place So Foreign and Eight More Review

Ron Cole

5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative stories that defy easy classification
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2007

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The nine stories contained in _A Place So Foreign_ can only be easily classified together as “imaginative” – any other grouping fails to do them justice. From the cyberpunk (or “Nerdc0re” as the author describes it) story “0wnz0red,” the alien buddy story “Craphound,” the time-travelling caper “A Place so Foreign,” and the dark fantasy “Return to Pleasure Island,” the author shows that he can be creative and interesting in many different areas of fiction. “All Day Sucker” and “The Re-Branding of Billy Bailey” represent commentaries on aspects of society, and the three “bugout” stories (“Shadow of the Mothaship,” “Home Again, Home Again,” and “The Super Man and the Bugout”) are also included.

If you’re interested in reading imaginative science fiction, then this is the anthology for you. It is one of the most interesting works I’ve read in years.

Caster Jack

5.0 out of 5 stars Picky, aintcha?
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2005

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I suppose I’ll lose points on cleverness and critique, but…I read the first page of the first story, and bought the book on that alone; halfway though, it provoked a rare “damn, I’m really glad I bought this book” moment. That’s all I’m really looking for in a book anyhow.
***UPDATE 4/18: driving in to work I started randomly thinking about the story “craphound” from this collection…so I guess you could say Doctorow has stay-time, considering it’s been a year since I read it and it still occasionally bounces around my brain.

AboutCory Doctorow Author Of A Place So Foreign and Eight More pdf Book

Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel In Real Life, the nonfiction business book Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free, and young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture Of The Nerds and Makers. He is a Fellow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles

A Place So Foreign and Eight More pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

A Place So Foreign and Eight More pdf book
A Place So Foreign and Eight More pdf book
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Running Press Adult (September 8, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1568582862
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1568582863
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.63 x 8.25 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #4,791,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #2,117 in Science Fiction Short Stories
  • #10,564 in Hard Science Fiction (Books)
  • #63,877 in Short Stories (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars    12 ratings

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