I love free stuff... free posters, free samples, free t-shirts... but maybe more than any other freebie, I love a free book. Especially when it's a book that hasn't yet hit the shelves. Now you've got a chance to get your own freebie.... FTW!
Cory Doctorow's new book, For the Win, comes out May 11, 2010, but you have the chance to get a copy to read and review right now! If you've ever played an MMO, this book is right up your alley.
Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of “General Robotwalla.” In Shenzen, heart of China’s industrial boom, Matthew is defying his former bosses to build his own successful gold-farming team. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, but spends his nights fighting virtual battles alongside his buddies in Asia, a world away. All of these young people, and more, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge of history, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo.
Cory Doctorow is the same author who wrote Little Brother, a story of teens falsely accused of a terrorist attack in San Francisco. Led by 16-year-old Marcus, teens begin building an underground movement against Homeland Security using the xBox 360s and online gaming, flash mobs and LARPing.
If you're under 19 and want to submit your name for a free copy of For the Win, you should head over to Cory Doctorow's blog! And then tell me how awesome it is!