Pirate Cinema

October 2, 2012|
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
Earn 110 plum® points

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

Prices and offers may vary in store


From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.

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 appeal.

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 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..

CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web''s twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestsell...
Title:Pirate CinemaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.7 X 5.81 X 1.29 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.7 X 5.81 X 1.29 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0765329085

ISBN - 13:9780765329080

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: