From the Publisher
Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing:
making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular
films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future
Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever;
the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire
household's access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no
Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it
nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away
to London, where he slowly he learns the ways of staying alive on
the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists
and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will
criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons
of millions of British citizens at a stroke.
Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media
conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned
with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds....
About the Author
Writer and activist Cory Doctorow was born in Toronto, Canada on July 17, 1971. In 1999 he co-founded a free software company called Opencola and served as Canadian Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. For four years he worked as European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and in 2007 won its Pioneer Award. His first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, won a Locus Award for Best First Novel. His short story collection A Place So Foreign and Eight More won a Sunburst Award, and his bestselling novel Little Brother received the 2009 Prometheus Award, a Sunburst Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Doctorow also writes nonfiction books and articles, and he co-edits the blog Boing Boing.
About the Book
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Little Brother" comes a new tale of a disaffected brilliant youngster who finds himself standing up to tyranny.
Published: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765329085
ISBN - 13: 9780765329080