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Author: Cory Doctorow
Published: 2006
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,081 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,919
Added to site: 2006.04.25
mnybks.net#: 13215
License: ©

Copyright (C) 2006 by Cory Doctorow.

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The coppers came through the door with truncheons swinging, one of them reciting the terms of the warrant through a bullhorn. One of Da's customers had shopped him. The ipolice paid in high-grade pharmaceuticals -- performance enhancers, memory supplements, metabolic boosters. The kind of things that cost a fortune over the counter; the kind of things you could print at home, if you didn't mind the risk of having your kitchen filled with a sudden crush of big, beefy bodies, hard truncheons whistling through the air, smashing anyone and anything that got in the way.

They destroyed grandma's trunk, the one she'd brought from the old country. They smashed our little refrigerator and the purifier unit over the window. My tweetybird escaped death by hiding in a corner of his cage as a big, booted foot

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2015.05.19
Lisa Carr
*****

A short fable of the future explaining the perfect counterfeiting crime.


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