Christmas Posting Dates
Eastern Standard Tribe

Eastern Standard Tribe

Paperback

By (author) Cory Doctorow

$9.20
List price $12.52
You save $3.32 26% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: HarperVoyager
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 24mm | 184g
  • Publication date: 8 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007327943
  • ISBN 13: 9780007327942
  • Sales rank: 301,352

Product description

Now published for the first time in the UK, the second visionary novel from the acclaimed author of LITTLE BROTHER. Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth into the world. Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications mega-corp, but Art's real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe. Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, twenty-four hours a day. But one thing hasn't changed: the need for sleep. The world is slowly splintering into tribes held together by a common time zone, less than family and more than nations. Art is working to humiliate the Greenwich Mean Tribe to the benefit of his own people. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted -- not happiness, not money, certainly not love. Which might explain why Art finds himself stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, debating whether to push a pencil into his brain!

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Little Brother. He has won the Locus Award for his fiction three times, been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula, and is the only author to have won both the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Campbell Award for best SF Novel of the Year. He is the co-editor of BoingBoing.net, writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online and Locus and has been named one of the internet's top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Cory Doctorow lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Review quote

Praise for EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE: 'Utterly contemporary and deeply peculiar -- a hard combination to beat (or, these days, to find).' William Gibson 'Artful and confident! Like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, Doctorow has discovered that the present world is science fiction, if you look at it from the right angle' Vancouver Sun 'A witty, sometimes acerbic poke in the eye at modern culture' Locus Praise for Cory Doctorow: 'Fresh and full of thought-provoking ideas, a book about tomorrow that demands to be read now.' The Times 'I'd recommend 'Little Brother' over pretty much any book I've read this year. Because I think it'll change lives. It's a wonderful, important book' Neil Gaiman 'A glorious book unlike any book you've ever read' Gene Wolfe 'A cracking read' Guardian