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Homeland Hardcover – 5 Feb 2013

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  • Hardcover: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (5 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765333694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765333698
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,034,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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"A wonderful, important book... I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year."; --Neil Gaiman

"This is the sequel to Little Brother and, if anything, is better, in my opinion. A first class examination of all that's wrong, and right, with American society, told in Doctorow's inimitable and hugely enjoyable style. Faultless. --Books Monthly --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Wired, and many others. He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. New York Times bestseller Little Brother was published in 2008. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Skudder TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 April 2013
Format: Hardcover
This a sequel to the book Little Brother. It could be read on its own but I think it is better to read the other one first and then read this one.

If you use the internet or have a smartphone then this could easily give you nightmares as you realise what sort of surveillance is theoretically possible using them. It is quite hard to get to the end of the book and not feel at least a bit paranoid.

It is one of those books set about 5 minutes in the future, so although it is sort of science fiction there is nothing in it that you can't imagine being possible now.

Despite the wealth of detail about technical matter and the culture and ethoics around them this is also a good read. If you just want techie details, buy a text book, because this has a story that makes you keep reading faster and faster because you wnat to know what is coming next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Monk on 2 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback
The sequel (of sorts) to the excellent Little Brother, Homeland starts well and builds a strong story, populated by believable characters.

Then throws it all away with a very rushed and inconclusive ending.

Rather disappointing.
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By Quicksilver TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Nov. 2013
Format: Paperback
I first encountered Cory Doctorow when I read his young adult novel, Little Brother. At the time I thought Boing Boing was the sound rubber balls made. In one of my first ever Amazon reviews I described Little Brother as 'evocative and exciting' and a 'counter culture blockbuster'. For me it set the techno-thriller benchmark and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

On the back of that enjoyment I have read a couple of his follow up novels Makers and For the Win. Whilst interesting, these are much patchier affairs. Doctorow has a tendency to let his depth of knowledge and passion for his subject overwhelm the story he's trying to tell. This may be fine if you are an über geek, but if you just a common or garden variety like me, you can't help but wish for a tougher edit.

This is the first Doctorow novel I've read since he switched publishers to Titan books. I have no idea if the switch has brought about greater editorial control, but Homeland is a worthy, compelling sequel to Little Brother. If you haven't read LB yet, you really should start there. Whilst Homeland just about stands on its own, reading LB will give it much greater context.

"There's something wrong with our world."

"Somehow the ideals of friendliness, neighborliness, and justice have vanished."

"To be replaced by a cult of greed, shortsightedness and whatever you can get away with."

Homeland is set several years after LB. Life for Marcus has returned to some level of normality.
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Firstly fans of Little Brother will enjoy this direct sequel we have another diatribe against the current state of American society - instead of the War on Terror and the craziness of Homeland Security we have as slightly wider canvas as Doctorow takes on the American 2 party system and the Military Industrial complex that helps support it. With the main plotline inspired by Wikileaks we get another rattling chapter of Marcus' life.

So why the 3 stars? Effectively the novel loses 2 stars for the poorly constructed and plotted ending - most of it happens off screen at one hand removed so the story never reaches a satisfying conclusion. In fact my major complaint is that several plot lines are not tied off - we never find out about Joes senate bid for example.

So as a polemics this books works as well as Little Brother - as an example of the storytellers art not so much.

As another plus there are some small essays from key people involved in Wikileaks and Reddit.

Highlight of the bonuses is a Little Brother short story which lacks most of the flaws of the main novel as does work both as a polemic and a story.

A little more polish next time please Mr Doctorow.
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