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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
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Aug 28, 2008

really liked it

Down and Out in The Magic Kingdom is a light but fun story of squabbling post/transhuman immortals who live in a theme park(guess which one.) that reminds me of Bank’s Culture, Moorcock’s Dancers at the End of Time, Stanislaw Lem, and Charles Stross. Not really reaching the heights of giddy invention of those (or the darkness lurking at the edge of Bank’s world) this is entertaining with well thought out ideas, especially that of a future that is basically an extrapolation of our present Myspace/Facebook/Goodreads culture, and a streak of absurdist/surreal humor. The only other Disney themed Sci/Fi I can think of is Howard Waldrop’s “Heirs of the Perisphere”.
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