For the Win A Novel

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-04
  • Publisher: Tor Teen

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For the Win follows the adventures of four widely separated teenagers, each of whom is a talented player of massively-multiplayer online games, as they become involved in the difficulties that threaten to tear the world of virtual gaming reality apart. Eventually they will be thrown together as part of a conspiracy that includes children from all over the world, a conspiracy that brings them into contact with Mechanical Turks and union organizers, a gentle billionaire who is having a crisis of morals, and a host of game designers and quantitative economists who first try to chase them off their worlds, but end up rooting for them. All of them will form a conspiracy to crash the entire economy of every vitual world at once - a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest, funnest game of all.

Author Biography

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 novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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Praise for the YA novels of Cory Doctorow:
For The Win:
"Doctorow is indispensable. It's hard to imagine any other author taking on youth and technology with such passion, intelligence, and understanding."
Booklist, starred review

"For the Win is not a perfect book—merely a glorious one."
--The Seattle Times

"A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion—as necessary and dangerous as file sharing, free speech, and bottled water on a plane." 
—Scott Westerfeld, Author of Uglies, Pretties, and Specials

Little Brother:
"A terrific read... A cogently written, passionately felt argument."
The New York Times

“A believable and frightening tale of a near-future San Francisco. Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions…within a tautly crafted fictional framework.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“One of the year's most important books.”
Chicago Tribune

“A wonderful, important book…I’d recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I’ve read this year.”
—Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book

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