History Literature / LittleBrother

19th May '17 10:36:18 PM nombretomado
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Despite taking place in the near future, it seems that the most modern, technically adept trendy teenagers in San Francisco still use flippy cell phones with hard buttons, rather than touchscreen-based smartphones of the kind everyone and their cat now have. Also, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden is still alive as the leader of Al-Qaeda, which is still a big threat to the US. This is especially apparent in the sequel, Homeland, featuring references to the Occupy movement and {{Twitter}}, which became ''much'' bigger after the release of Little Brother.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Despite taking place in the near future, it seems that the most modern, technically adept trendy teenagers in San Francisco still use flippy cell phones with hard buttons, rather than touchscreen-based smartphones of the kind everyone and their cat now have. Also, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden is still alive as the leader of Al-Qaeda, which is still a big threat to the US. This is especially apparent in the sequel, Homeland, featuring references to the Occupy movement and {{Twitter}}, Website/{{Twitter}}, which became ''much'' bigger after the release of Little Brother.
31st Mar '17 3:59:13 PM nombretomado
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Despite taking place in the near future, it seems that the most modern, technically adept trendy teenagers in San Francisco still use flippy cell phones with hard buttons, rather than touchscreen-based smartphones of the kind everyone and their cat now have. Also, OsamaBinLaden is still alive as the leader of Al-Qaeda, which is still a big threat to the US. This is especially apparent in the sequel, Homeland, featuring references to the Occupy movement and {{Twitter}}, which became ''much'' bigger after the release of Little Brother.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Despite taking place in the near future, it seems that the most modern, technically adept trendy teenagers in San Francisco still use flippy cell phones with hard buttons, rather than touchscreen-based smartphones of the kind everyone and their cat now have. Also, OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden is still alive as the leader of Al-Qaeda, which is still a big threat to the US. This is especially apparent in the sequel, Homeland, featuring references to the Occupy movement and {{Twitter}}, which became ''much'' bigger after the release of Little Brother.
15th Jan '16 11:04:53 AM randomtroper89
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Averted as it is [[spoiler: the Bay Bridge that gets blown up by terrorists, instead of the Golden Gate; the narrator lampshades this; the Golden Gate is for tourists, people actually living in San Francisco use the Bay Bridge]].
28th Nov '15 10:37:19 PM nombretomado
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* NextSundayAD: The 17-year-old Marcus mentions being into [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] games when he was 7. To be fair, he doesn't say the Dreamcast was ''new'' at the time, but the Xbox Universal and Paranoid Linux are the only blatantly futuristic elements.

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* NextSundayAD: The 17-year-old Marcus mentions being into [[SegaDreamcast [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] games when he was 7. To be fair, he doesn't say the Dreamcast was ''new'' at the time, but the Xbox Universal and Paranoid Linux are the only blatantly futuristic elements.
14th Feb '15 6:05:43 AM elej
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''Little Brother'', and its sequel ''Homeland'', are PostCyberPunk novels by Creator/CoryDoctorow. They follow the story of Marcus Yallow, a high school student who forms [[LaResistance a movement]] against the San Francisco [[PoliceState Department of Homeland Security]] [[ItsPersonal for kidnapping his best friend]].

''Little Brother'' can be downloaded or read online [[http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/ here]], ''Homeland'' can be downloaded or read online [[http://craphound.com/homeland/download/ here]].

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''Little Brother'', and its sequel ''Homeland'', ''Homeland'' and ''Lawful Interception'', are PostCyberPunk novels by Creator/CoryDoctorow. They follow the story of Marcus Yallow, a high school student who forms [[LaResistance a movement]] against the San Francisco [[PoliceState Department of Homeland Security]] [[ItsPersonal for kidnapping his best friend]].

''Little Brother'' can be downloaded or read online [[http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/ here]], ''Homeland'' can be downloaded or read online [[http://craphound.com/homeland/download/ here]]. ''Lawful Interception'' can be read online [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/08/lawful-interception here]].
4th Feb '15 9:42:41 PM randomtroper89
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* {{Defictionalization}}: An actual "Paranoid Linux" project has been launched. Sadly, it's now defunct.
7th Jan '15 3:42:12 PM FordPrefect
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: ''Homeland'' ends up taking this path. [[spoiler:Marcus gets "fired" from his job with idealistic "perfect senator" Joseph Noss and gives up on "his little fantasy of democratic change" and on trying to work within the system altogether. It is unknown whether Joe Noss won the election in the end, and he gets dumped by Ange (Although they re-unite and get back together in the Epilogue).]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: ''Homeland'' ends up taking this path. [[spoiler:Marcus gets "fired" from his job with idealistic "perfect senator" Joseph Noss and gives up on "his little fantasy of democratic change" and on trying to work within the system altogether. It is unknown whether Joe Noss won the election in the end, and he gets dumped by Ange (Although (although they re-unite and get back together in the Epilogue).]]
24th Dec '14 9:34:04 AM TheUnsquished
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** ''Homeland'' makes reference to issues very relevant as of its release (early 2013), with political commentary that tends to be critical of [[BarackObama a "progressive" president that allows torture and illegal imprisonment.]]

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** ''Homeland'' makes reference to issues very relevant as of its release (early 2013), with political commentary that tends to be critical of [[BarackObama [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama a "progressive" president that allows torture and illegal imprisonment.]]
9th Nov '14 2:48:44 PM morenohijazo
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* GraffitiOfTheResistance: This is done particularly in the Mission, with the "Don't Trust Anyone Over 25" slogan.
24th Apr '14 3:54:19 PM ConfuzzledKoala
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* [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]]: Pretty much every adult other than Marcus's Mother, Ms. Galvez, and Trudy Doo [[spoiler: and eventually Marcus's Father]] in ''Little Brother''.

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* [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]]: Pretty much every adult other than Marcus's Mother, Ms. Galvez, and Trudy Doo [[spoiler: and eventually Marcus's Father]] Father and Barbara Stratford]] in ''Little Brother''.
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