Lester and Perry love making things. They are extremely creative, but what happens when their ideas become a movement? What happens when they come up against big business? Can their passions and friendship survive all the temptations to give in and get rich?...Continua
The alternative futures stuff and the computer geekery in this were fine but I never warmed to the characters and there were large chunks where I felt like I was reading an article out of Wired magazine without the benefit of being a story of the real and now....Continua
A course in microeconomics from the near future. Tremble, mortals! You are gonna get a lot of creative destruction.
Clichéd, poorly written and too long by a factor two at least. Stay away!
A few things come to mind reading Cory's latest work: optimistic, fascinating, charming, wait am I reading the same novel as last chapter, is he making this up as he goes. Unfortunately makers does not have the tight plot and tension of Little Brother, and if the nerd family saga is fascinating, the novel wanders here and there for a long time before getting somewhere. Still one wonders why some parts of the novel are there at all, or so much attention is given to viewpoint characters that fade then in the background. Cory also needs a new editor, like Little Brother this work is replete with repetitions and even the occasional wrong tense. And then there's the Sex Scene, or we could perhaps call it the *OMG Nerd Sex Alert* I want to think that this is an in-joke, especially because Usenet is mentioned at some point of the novel. A total break from the tone and vocabulary of the novel which read exactly like those old alt.sex.stories posts. Don't get me wrong, there is lots of good stuff here. Tons of it, in fact. I just wish I got to read the actual novel, and not this first draft that somehow ended up printed....Continua