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- DescriptionIt's the twenty-first century, and all over the world, MMORPGs are big business. Hidden away in China and elsewhere, young players are pressed into working as gold-farmers, amassing game-wealth that's sold to Western players at a profitable markup. Some of these pieceworkers rebel, trying to go into business for themselves--but there's little to stop their bosses from dragging them back into servitude. Some of them, like young Mala in the slums of Bombay--nicknamed General Robotwallah for her self-taught military skill--become enforcers for the bosses, but that only buys them so much.All the way over in L.A., young Wei-Dong, obsessed with Asian youth culture and MMORPGs, kws the system is rigged, kws that kids everywhere are being exploited. Finally, he and his Asian counterparts begin to work together to claim their rights. Under the ses of the ruling elites, they fight the bosses, the game owners and the rich speculators, outsmarting them with their street-gaming skills. But soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving the young rebels fighting t just for their rights, but for their lives....
- Author BiographyCORY 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 bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
- Author(s)Cory Doctorow
- PublisherTor Books
- Date of Publication04/09/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTor Books
- Weight404 g
- Width140 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine40 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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