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Here are four urgent stories from author and activist Cory Doctorow, four social, technological and economic visions of the world today and its near—all too near—future.

Unauthorized Bread is a tale of immigration, toxic economic stratification and a young woman's perilously illegal quest to fix a broken toaster.

In Model Minority a superhero finds himself way out his depth when he confronts the corruption of the police and justice system.

Radicalized is the story of a desperate husband, a darknet forum and the birth of a violent uprising against the US health care system.

The final story, The Masque of the Red Death, tracks an uber-wealthy survivalist and his followers as they hole up and attempt to ride out the collapse of society.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:

    Radicalized Reviews

  • ash c

    Four wry and not-so-subtle 'fuck you' tales about oppression, capitalism, racism, immigration, and other pressing social issues of the 21st century. Doctorow uses alternate realities and imagined near...

  • Wendy Liu

    holy SHIT...

  • Lori

    It's fun, quick read, politics are too the left, Doctorow-ly.1. Poor people jail-breaking their appliances.2. Someone tells a superhero alien that he isn't white or human, not entirely unlike "The Boy...

  • Lois

    I didn't like this.It was heavy handed which I expected.I liked Unauthorized Bread though it was somewhat slow.Model Minority and Radicalized together ironically support white supremacy. Even Unauthor...

  • Gabrielle

    “Some things, America would tolerate, but other things, it would never, ever forgive.”This was my first Cory Doctorow book, and I think it goes without saying that this guy is extremely smart and ...

  • Kathleen

    RADICALIZED by Cory Doctorow is the second book shortlisted for Canada READS 2020 that I have read. Four short stories or novellas make up RADICALIZED. UNAUTHORIZED BREAD, the first novella,is the lon...

  • Krista

    The cops announced that LisasDad1990 had used Tor Browser extensively and had left behind no browser breadcrumbs, nor any records at AT&T's data centres. Inevitably, this set off a whole witch hunt...

  • Ilana

    Four short stories. Immigrants to America having to deal with being treated as third class citizens and manipulated via technological advances; racism and police brutality; the criminal failings of th...

  • Liz Barnsley

    (Note: The book description for this on Goodreads only describes one Novella. This is actually 4 stories)This was a brilliantly thought provoking yet hugely entertaining set of novella’s, each one s...

  • ??

    This isn't a book I would have chosen to read on my own had it not been shortlisted for Canada Reads this year. And unlike the other four books on the shortlist (three of which were already on my to-r...