When the dhs finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. Smart, and wise to the ways of the networked world, fast, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco.
Little Brother - He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
HomelandTor Teen - In cory doctorow's wildly successful little brother, young marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state.
He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. A few years later, california's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform.
Homeland - . Soon his former nemesis masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. Fast-moving, passionate, homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, and as current as next week, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world.
Lawful Interception: A Tor.Com OriginalTor Books - An all-new tale of marcus yallow, with the help of friends, hacker allies, the hero of the bestselling novels Little Brother and Homeland -- as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, and some very clever crowdsourced drones. I'd recommend little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year.
Neil gaimanat the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
RadicalizedTor Books - In model minority, a superman-like figure attempts to rectifiy the corruption of the police forces he long erroneously thought protected the defenseless. Only to find his efforts adversely affecting their victims. Radicalized is a story of a darkweb-enforced violent uprising against insurance companies told from the perspective of a man desperate to secure funding for an experimental drug that could cure his wife's terminal cancer.
The fourth story, masque of the Red Death, harkens back to Doctorow's Walkaway, taking on issues of survivalism versus community. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation--New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow--Radicalized is a timely novel comprised of four science fiction novellas connected by social, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, technological, near future.
Radicalized - . Unauthorized bread is a tale of immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and the young and downtrodden fighting against all odds to survive and prosper.
Walkaway: A NovelTor Books - Kirkus' best fiction of 2017from new york times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, post-scarcity, an epic tale of revolution, love, and the end of death. Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle. William gibsonhubert vernon rudolph clayton irving wilson alva anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza—known to his friends as Hubert, Etc—was too old to be at that Communist party.
After all, clothing, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life—food, shelter—from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system. After falling in with natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society—and walk away.
Now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down. But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be—except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them.
Walkaway: A Novel - Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death.
Little Brother German EditionRowohlt E-Book - Jeder bürger – ein potentieller Terrorist; Menschenrechte – zweitrangig; Freiheit – ein "Sicherheitsrisiko". Marcus und seine freunde können nicht akzeptieren, was geschehen ist – und beschließen, sich zu wehren. Ihr ziel: der Sturz der Regierung. Als terroristen die oakland bay bridge in San Francisco in die Luft sprengen, befinden er und seine Freunde sich zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort.
Als marcus freikommt, hat sich San Francisco in einen Überwachungsstaat verwandelt. Mit hilfe subversiver neuer Medien organisieren sie sich zu einer "Gamer-Guerilla". Ihr plan: sabotage der staatlichen Überwachung. Agenten der sicherheitsbehörde halten sie für verdächtig und verschleppen sie auf eine geheime Insel, wo sie tagelang verhört, schikaniert und gedemütigt werden.
Little Brother German Edition - Cooler, cleverer und radikaler, ist 17, alias "w1n5t0n", als der Staat erlaubt!Marcus, smart und ein begeisterter Gamer. Ihre waffen: die Zukunftstechnologien.
Chicken Little A science fiction novella40k - Born in toronto, Canada, he now lives in London. Franco brambilla is an award-winning Italian illustrator devoted to sci-fi. Doctorow’s updated high-tech take on pohl’s take on Jonathan Swift’s 'struldbrugs, ' creatures who have immortality but not eternal youth, continuing to age through their extended lives, is particularly ingenious.
He is the former european director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. With chicken little, Cory Doctorow proves that science fiction is alive and kicking. If there’s a reason for that, it’s because SF isn’t about the future at all, but about the endless capacity of human beings to evolve in extraordinary ways.
Chicken Little A science fiction novella - Graham edwards, fantasy writer"Cory Doctorow’s novella ‘Chicken Little’. Does an excellent job of updating and commenting on some of the themes that informed Pohl & Kornbluth’s classic novel 'The Space Merchants'. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one show up on an award ballot next year. Gardner dozois, locus magazineA story with a product designer, jetpacks and an immortal quadrillionaire living in a vat.
Chicken little" also appears in the collection "With a Little Help". About the authorcory doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like "For The Win" and the bestselling "Little Brother".
Down and Out in the Magic KingdomTor Books - Now in the care of a network of volunteer "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches. Now, though, it seems the "ad hocs" are under attack. It's only his fourth death and revival, after all. Now it's war: war for the soul of the Magic Kingdom, a war of ever-shifting reputations, technical wizardry, and entirely unpredictable outcomes.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. This upsets him. A new group has taken over the hall of the presidents and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others.
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom - Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-butt cybernetic tour de forceJules is a young man barely a century old. For jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself.
He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies.
For the Win: A NovelTor Teen - To survive, big Sister's people must out-think the system. All of these young people, her knowledge of history, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, and more, who will use her experience, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo.
The ruthless forces arrayed against them are willing to use any means to protect their power—including blackmail, violence, extortion, infiltration, and even murder. This will lead them to devise a plan to crash the economy of every virtual world at once—a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest, funnest game of all.
For the Win: A Novel - Imbued with the same lively, for the win is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generationAt the Publisher's request, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER an international sensation, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
. 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. In the virtual future, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, " jewels, you must organize to surviveAt any hour of the day or night, questing and battling to win virtual "gold, and precious artifacts.
Meanwhile, " bound to their work by abusive contracts and physical threats, others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running electronic sweatshops in the world's poorest countries, where countless "gold farmers, harvest virtual treasure for their employers to sell to First World gamers who are willing to spend real money to skip straight to higher-level gameplay.
Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of "General Robotwalla.
The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situationsTor Books - The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, cultures, but its minds sometimes wander…and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, and spiritual systems.
Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple.
So until the overminds bore of stirring earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids.
The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations - Young huw, a technophobic, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, misanthropic Welshman, the apathy of the proletariat, has been selected for the latest jury, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
Overclocked: More Stories of the Future PresentBlackstone Publishing - Cory doctorow straps on his miner’s helmet and takes you deep into the caverns and underground rivers of pop culture, here filtered through SF-colored glasses. Enjoy. Neil gaimannew york times bestselling author Cory Doctorow has been hailed as one of the freshest voices in science fiction, and this collection of intriguing novellas is yet another reason why.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live through a bioweapon attack or to have every aspect of your life governed by invisible ants? In Cory Doctorow’s collection of novellas, he wields his formidable experience in technology and computing to give us mind-bending sci-fi tales that explore the possibilities of information technology—and its various uses—run amok.
Overclocked: More Stories of the Future Present - Anda’s game” is a spin on the bizarre new phenomenon of “cyber sweatshops, ” in which people are paid very low wages to play online games all day in order to generate in-game wealth, which can be converted into actual money. And yes, there’s a story about zombies, too. He sparkles! he fizzes! He does backflips and breaks the furniture! Science fiction needs Cory Doctorow.
Bruce sterling, award-winning author of Schismatrix Plus and The Difference Engine. Another tale tells of the heroic exploits of “sysadmins”—systems administrators—as they defend the cyberworld, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons.