The Unincorporated Man

The Unincorporated Man

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765318992
0765318997
Characteristics: 478 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kollin, Eytan

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TForrest1428
Aug 18, 2015

Incredible. Outstanding for a first novel. I'm looking forward to the sequel (if there is one). Anyone who thinks Virtual Reality is the best thing since sliced bread should read this book. I highly recommend it to any Sci-Fi fan.

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quellcrist
Jul 16, 2012

Good series about what happens when a person (albeit a very rich person) from the present era cryonically freezes themselves and are revived in the future where free-market capitalism has evolved to the point where every person is incorporated, by law, and anyone can purchase shares in them. How this can lead to abuse, since there is no government regulation (a Milton Friedman wet dream) of this free-market economy, is demonstrated as is the fear engendered by the idea of anyone being "unincorporated". Excellent series so far.

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RonNasty64
Oct 13, 2010

Winner of the 2010 Prometheus Award.

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Jul 16, 2012

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RagnarH
Dec 05, 2012

It's actually a well written look at an economic system, and where certain paths of technology might take us...

The key flaw to this story is the character Mary Sue, named Justin Cord in this telling.Mary Sue does not want to immigrate or pay taxes (5%) in the nation he's found himself shipwrecked in, and because he is so amazing he shouldn't have to.[SPOILER ALERT] Because people are mean to Mary Sue, millions die. [DOUBLE SPOILER ALERT] In the conclusion to make Mary Sue right, the villains go off the deep end of stupidity, deciding to bring back monarchy; and only Mary Sue can stop them.

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