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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date December 1, 2003
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765309532
ISBN-10 076530953X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Realizing his boyhood dream of moving to the twentieth-century artistic creation of Disney World, young centenarian Jules becomes incensed by a new group that would make changes to the Hall of Presidents by replacing the audioanimatronics with brain interfaces. A first novel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-butt cybernetic tour de force

Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.

Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the care of a network of volunteer "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches.

Now, though, it seems the "ad hocs" are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others. For Jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself.

Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. This upsets him. (It's only his fourth death and revival, after all.) Now it's war: war for the soul of the Magic Kingdom, a war of ever-shifting reputations, technical wizardry, and entirely unpredictable outcomes.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780765304360
 
from Tor Books (January 1, 2003)
9780765304360 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Realizing his boyhood dream of moving to the twentieth-century artistic creation of Disney World, Jules becomes incensed by a new group that would change the Hall of Presidents by replacing the audioanimatronics with brain interfaces.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780765309532 Book cover for 9781519472571
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (February 28, 2016)
9781530242627 | details & prices | 162 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.37 in. | List price $10.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 23, 2015)
9781519472571 | details & prices | 162 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.37 in. | List price $8.99
About: Cory Doctorow's "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" tells a gripping, fast-paced story that hinges on thought-provoking extrapolation from today's technical realities.
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Reprint edition from Tor Books (December 1, 2003)
9780765309532 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Realizing his boyhood dream of moving to the twentieth-century artistic creation of Disney World, Jules becomes incensed by a new group that would change the Hall of Presidents by replacing the audioanimatronics with brain interfaces.
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Tor Books (February 1, 2003)
9781429972543 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $9.99
Reinforced
from Demco Media (November 30, 2003)
9780606327015 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.30
About: Realizing his boyhood dream of moving to the twentieth-century artistic creation of Disney World, Jules becomes incensed by a new group that would change the Hall of Presidents by replacing the audioanimatronics with brain interfaces.

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