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Homeland

By Cory Doctorow

In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state.

A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.

Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He’s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can’t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He’s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he’s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they’re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want.

Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.

 

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780765333698


Format: Book
Author: Doctorow, Cory
Summary: When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer's election campaign, are all endangered.
Title: Homeland / Cory Doctorow.
Publisher Date: New York : Tor Teen, 2013.
Subject: United States. Department of Homeland Security -- Teen fiction. Politics, Practical -- Teen fiction. Computer hackers -- Teen fiction. Civil rights -- Teen fiction. Counterculture -- Teen fiction. San Francisco (Calif.) -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780765333698 (hbk.) 0765333694 (hbk.) 9781466805873 (ebk.) 1466805870 (ebk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Doctorow
Oclc: 795174333
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Bib Id: 418075

Format: Book
Author: Doctorow, Cory
Summary: When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer's election campaign, are all endangered.
Title: Homeland / Cory Doctorow.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Tor Teen, 2013.
Description: 396 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: United States. Department of Homeland Security -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Politics, Practical -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Computer hackers -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Civil rights -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Counterculture -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Teen fiction.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2012037366
ISBN: 9780765333698 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0765333694 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781466805873 (ebk.)
ISBN: 1466805870 (ebk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Doctorow