Walkaway

A Novel

384 pages

English language

Published June 17, 2017 by Tor Books.

ISBN:
978-0-7653-9276-3
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4 stars (12 reviews)

Walkaway is a 2017 science fiction novel by Cory Doctorow, published by Head of Zeus and Tor Books. Set in our near-future, it is a story of walking away from "non-work", and surveillance and control by a brutal, immensely rich oligarchical elite; love and romance; a post-scarcity gift economy; revolution and eventual war; and a means of finally ending death.

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Gran libro, mal timing (personal)

3 stars

Qué rabia los libros que sabes que tendrían que haberte encantado y que te llegan en un momento complicado que no te permite dedicarles la atención que merecen. Este libro está lleno de ideas poderosísimas y me resonaba a muchos niveles. Pero he tardado mucho en leerlo porque apenas he podido sacar tiempo para él. Las veces que he podido me enfrascaba en él y devoraba las páginas. Pero luego igual se me juntaba una semana sin abrirlo. Y es una lástima, porque el mundo utópico/distópico que plantea es interesantísimo y un tanto aterrador por lo plausible que resulta. Una gran novela de ciencia ficción que me ha llegado en el peor momento. Una pena.

Great ideas, not so great story

4 stars

Started out great, engaging with big ideas. Very relevant topics were raised and weaved into a futuristic world - technology, unemployment, greed, capitalism, meritocricity, abundance, diversity, post-humanism. However, it got harder to read somewhere along the way. The plot was poor and the storytelling disjointed and longwinded, with too much going on. I also couldn't really identify with any of the characters.

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