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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003)

av Cory Doctorow

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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 keeping of a network of "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches. Now, though, 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....… (mer)
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This was the first SF book I read in years that made me think, "I want to live in that future!"
This was Cory's first published novel, and as such it has a few weaknesses. There's a too-extended interlude stuck in the middle. And the main character becomes somewhat unlikeable for a while. But the sociological and technical ideas underpinning the story have much more strength. He's one of the few SF authors to try tackling an entirely new economic system.
Savor the good parts, quickly skim the bad parts. Enjoy it for what it offers. ( )
  Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
Never having read much by Doctorow except boingboing, I didn't quite expect this to be Sci-Fi - but it's even better this way! The described technology resembles that of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, 100 years advanced. Combine that with a Walt Disney World setting and you've got a pretty way-out story. ( )
  adastra | Jan 15, 2024 |
Story: 6.5 / 10
Characters: 6
Setting: 8
Prose: 6

Neither good, nor bad. Not a strong story, relying mostly on the setting to hold the reader's interest. ( )
  MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |
In the future, it's a time of endless luxury and transhumanism reigns. Everyone is wired, their personalities are backed up, and death is a choice. If your current body dies, you can simply grow a new cloned one and program it with your backup consciousness/personality. And Whuffie scores - are constantly updated as a means of how much respect should be afforded to you. Whuffie works like money, in that it’s easier to get stuff if you have a lot of it, and people also judge you based on your Whuffie. And yet, in this dystopic future of cyborg extremes, we can't escape the grasp of nostalgia - and the vice-like grip Disney in particular has had on America and the world.

Disney World remains a primary tourist attraction, and its most ardent supporter is clueless protagonist Jules, who works there with girlfriend Lil. When a new team of engineers plan to remake the old-school Disney attractions like the Hall of Presidents and the Haunted Mansion into virtual reality all-sensory assaults, Jules feels strangely protective. Is his nostalgia clouding his judgement? He’s already died and been rebooted three times, so it’s not that big a deal, but when Jules’s competitors have him shot and killed, it’s still irritating. Meanwhile, Jules is trying to help out his suicidal friend Greg and also wondering why he shouldn’t just do like more and more of the bored population and simply deadhead—go intro cryogenic sleep until the world gets more interesting.

Jule's needs to find out who killed him, and find a way stop the ad-hoc group from destroying something precious before he decides to deadhead. Can he figure the mystery out while navigating his love life and helping his friend Greg? You must read to find out.

Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kindgom is packed full of intriguing and disturbing ideas, and sizzles and pops with a frenetic speed and some fun language. This sci-fi thriller is reminiscent of John Scalzi, Andy Weir, Philip K. Dick, and Black Crouch, so if you like those authors, you'll dig this. I found the ending to be a bit rushed and the solution to the mystery to be a bit obvious/unsatisfactory. However, this book is very fun to read and the ideas presented within (such as choosing your time to die, the uploading of consciousness, new sources for currency, the nostalgia for "old technology" versus new technology), are all thought provoking ideas. The novel explores the inherent problems with immortality, and the approaches that people might have to it in the real-world. It explores how a purer meritocracy might differ from our current capitalist society (spoiler: not much) and the potential weaknesses of that system. And yet, it's basic storyline misses the landing.

I enjoyed this quite a lot but you can tell that this is an early Doctorow novel. It's full of great ideas, but the ending execution is lacking. It just lands rather quickly.

But still, this is a minor complaint for me. The storyline isn't necessarily complex, because it acts simply a device for exploring the strengths and weaknesses of this (potentially) utopian future. And I found that to be intriguing.

Come for the fascinating exploration of ideas.


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  ryantlaferney87 | Dec 8, 2023 |
Published a year after Altered Carbon this book takes a lot of the re-sleeving ideas from Richard's book and instead of placing them into the realm of super warriors, criminals, etc.; Cory puts them into a future Disney Land theme park in an alternative dystopian future.

Having very much enjoyed Altered Carbon, i was left quite disappointed by the sequels, especially Woken Furies, and so it was rather nice to find a story like Cory's that took some of the best ideas of Altered Carbon and spun them into a new Earth-side future that we can all begin to relate to because we've all heard of these real places.

No, this isn't the blood and gore fest that Altered Carbon was, and neither does it have the amazing future-sex-drugs thing -- they're still smoking crack from crack pipes FFS.

But it does have the murder mystery and the loss of the intervening memories between back up and re-sleeving that Altered Carbon does, all wrapped around who gets to control various Disney Land attractions.

So yeah, if you've read any other Cory Doctorow books and enjoyed them then do give this a go, and also, if you enjoyed Altered Carbon, i'd bet a few pennies that you'll enjoy this also, albeit a very much tamed down version. ( )
  5t4n5 | Aug 9, 2023 |
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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 keeping of a network of "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches. Now, though, 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....

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