Eastern Standard Tribe

Eastern Standard Tribe

Cory Doctorow

Synopsis of Eastern Standard Tribe

Art is a member of the Eastern Standard Tribe, a secret society bound together by a sleep schedule. Around the world, those who wake and sleep on East Coast time find common cause with one another, cooperating, conspiring, to help each other out, coordinated by a global network of Wi-Fi, instant messaging, ubiquitous computing, and a shared love of Manhattan-style bagels.Or perhaps not. Art is, after all, in the nuthouse. He was put there by a conspiracy of his friends and loved ones, fellow travelers from EST hidden in the bowels of Greenwich Mean Time, spies masquerading as management consultants who strive to mire Europe in oatmeal-thick bureaucracy.Eastern Standard Tribe is a story of madness and betrayal, of society after the End of Geography, of the intangible factors that define us as a species, as a tribe, as individuals. Scathing, bitter, and funny, EST examines the immutable truths of time, of sunrise and sunset of societies smashed and rebuilt in the storm of instant, ubiquitous communication.

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Reviews of Eastern Standard Tribe


Like the best science fiction, the Book looks at issues relevant to the here and now ... trends that haven't been identified by everyone ... and extrapolates them into a near future, giving the reader a new perspective on the world we live in. -- Mervius, Fantastica Daily

One thing's for sure -- it's not nearly as inspiring as Down and Out... -- Alex Golub, Gapers Block

The excellence, the enjoyability of 'Eastern Standard Tribe' is not just down to Doctorow's sparse prose, or his ability to describe the day after tomorrow. The true joy to be found within this novel rests on Doctorow's understanding of people. -- Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column Book Reviews and Commentary

You won't have a giddier or more stimulating time anywhere than on Art Berry's "circadian merry-go-round." -- Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com

Plot? Well, no, not really. Eastern Standard Tribe is mostly a venue for Doctorow to roll out clever ideas (and they are clever) about what the near future holds for entrepreneurs and how much more society can get mucked up. -- Ernest Lilley, SFRevu