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    Hi. Someone once told me about a science fiction novel wherein Disneyland was a fully functioning city in the future, with each attraction being different districts which would get into some type of social wars with eachother, and the mayor of the city lived in the Haunted Mansion... or something loosely like that. Or maybe not even remotely like that. Either way, does any of this ring a bell with anyone? I can't recall either *who* told me about the book or *what* it was titled... it may be independent press. If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    -paul (level... ummm... I think 5 on Astro Blasters [strategy tip: wait for someone handicapped to get into a car about five behind you so that the ride stops you at triangle shaped targets while they load at the cue... I believe that's how the Battle of Hastings was won as well])

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    My brother was telling me something similar about a book he read but I don't believe it was actually set in Disneyland but a similar amalgamation of theme parks in general.






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    • #3
      Originally posted by HotelNeptune
      Hi. Someone once told me about a science fiction novel wherein Disneyland was a fully functioning city in the future, with each attraction being different districts which would get into some type of social wars with eachother, and the mayor of the city lived in the Haunted Mansion... or something loosely like that. Or maybe not even remotely like that. Either way, does any of this ring a bell with anyone? I can't recall either *who* told me about the book or *what* it was titled... it may be independent press. If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it.
      I bet it is written by Pratchett.
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      • #4
        Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Corey Doctorow

        fun book, I really enjoyed it

        It's set in Disney World and if memory serves it is a functioning city....I read it about a year and a half ago but I remember a lot, if you want to read it I will not post any spoilers...If you would like to discuss it I love talking books...just let me know
        procrastibating

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        • #5
          Cory Doctorow, one of the proprietors of www.boingboing.net.

          His webpage is www.craphound.com.

          The book's homepage: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.

          And, you can download and read the book free online:
          Download Page

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          • #6
            That's It!!!

            Ahhhhhh! Awesome, thank you so much! I'm gonna hunt it down and... ummm... read it. Yeah!
            -grateful gus.

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            • #7
              This is a great book. It has a lot of interesting ideas in it that I keep thinking about...but I won't spoil it either. Be sure to post back if you do read it!
              A signature should go here.

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              • #8
                It's really good. I highly recommend it. It's not too long and you can read it in an afternoon or so, and it had a lot of interesting thoughts and observations on theme parks in general and on Disney parks in particular. I enjoyed it so much that I wrote Cory Doctorow an e-mail about it - mentioned that I hadn't been to WDW so maybe we didn't have much in common as far as that went and he said there was a period of his life where the only photo ID he had was a DL AP!

                Definitely one of us, basically. Enjoy the book!

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                • #9
                  His office at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco is full of Disneyland paraphenelia.

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                  • #10
                    Another good book along this line is Dream Park by Larry Niven. Not about Disneyland, but cool anyway.

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