Aimlessly Going Forward

blog by Tomas Sedovic

The Man Who Sold The Moon by Cory Doctorow

short-story, review

This review was originally posted at Goodreads and imported here later with next to no spell/grammar checking.

4/5 stars

This is a wonderful little story. A practise run for the novel Walkaway, it’s about Burning Man, tinkering, neat tech, arguing on the internet and first days of the better nation.

I really liked the characters and their interactions, I loved the Big Idea and the ending. The novella does present a tragedy, but of entirely different sorts than what most Cory’s stories do. If "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" put you off for good, you may want to give this one a go.

It also presents death and dying in a way that’s much more humane and mature than I’ve seen in most books.

Definitely thumbs up.

Screenshot and link to the website for the Dose Response game

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