Homeland

Cory Doctorow

Tor Teen

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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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Chapter 1
 
 
Attending Burning Man made me simultaneously one of the most photographed people on the planet and one of the least surveilled humans in the modern world.
I adjusted my burnoose, covering up my nose and mouth and tucking its edge into place under the lower rim of my big, scratched goggles. The sun was high, the temperature well over a hundred degrees, and breathing through the embroidered cotton scarf made it even more stifling. But the wind had just kicked up, and there was a lot of playa dust—fine gypsum sand, deceptively soft and powdery, but alkali

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Cory Doctorow

Cory 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 YA novel, Little Brother, was a New York Times bestseller. Born and raised in Canada, he currently lives in London.

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Homeland
Cory Doctorow

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Locus Awards - Nominee, Prometheus Award Nominee

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
May 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765333704
ISBN10: 0765333708
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 and up
$10.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
February 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765333698
ISBN10: 0765333694
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 400 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$17.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
February 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466805873
ISBN10: 1466805870
Young Adult Fiction400 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$7.84
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