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Now in the UK! Pre-order signed copies of the first edition hardcover of Walkaway, my first adult novel since Makers

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:22:51 +0000

The UK’s Forbidden Planet is now offering signed hardcovers of Walkaway, my first novel for adults since 2009 — this is in addition to the signed US hardcovers being sold by Barnes and Noble. Walkaway has scored starred reviews in Booklist (“memorable and engaging” and “ultimately suffused with hope”) and Kirkus (“A truly visionary techno-thriller... more

Pre-order a signed first edition of Walkaway, which got a starred review in Booklist today!

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:08:03 +0000

Here’s a reminder that you can pre-order a signed first edition hardcover of Walkaway, my first novel for adults since 2009, which William Gibson called “A wonderful novel” and Edward Snowden called “a reminder that the world we choose to build is the one we’ll inhabit” and Kim Stanley Robinson called “a utopia is both... more

The cover of this week’s Bookseller!

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:56:59 +0000

Clarion Workshop now accepting applications for sf writers to learn with Lynda Barry, Nalo Hopkinson, CC Finlay…and me!

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:53:49 +0000

The instructors for this summer’s Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy writers’ workshop are Dan Chaon, Lynda Barry, Nalo Hopkinson, Andrea Hairston, Cory Doctorow, C.C. Finlay and Rae Carson: the workshop runs from Jun 25-Aug 5 at UCSD in La Jolla, California. It’s an intensive, boot-camp style writing workshop that’s been running annually since 1968. New... more

Why the Trump era is the perfect time to go long on freedom and short on surveillance

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:34:38 +0000

My new Locus column is “It’s Time to Short Surveillance and Go Long on Freedom,” which starts by observing that Barack Obama’s legacy includes a beautifully operationalized, professional and terrifying surveillance apparatus, which Donald Trump inherits as he assumes office and makes ready to make good on his promise to deport millions of Americans and... more

Kirkus just gave me an AWESOME Christmas present: this starred review for WALKAWAY

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:01:31 +0000

Kirkus Reviews is one of the publishing industry’s toughest gauntlets, used by librarians and bookstore buyers to help sort through the avalanche of new titles, and its reviews often have a sting in their tails aimed at this audience, a pitiless rehearsal of the reasons you wouldn’t want to stock this book — vital intelligence... more

Free audiobook of Car Wars, my self-driving car/crypto back-door apocalypse story

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:18:32 +0000

Last month, Melbourne’s Deakin University published Car Wars, a short story I wrote to inspire thinking and discussion about the engineering ethics questions in self-driving car design, moving beyond the trite and largely irrelevant trolley problem. Shortly after, I went into Skyboat Media’s studio and recorded an audio edition of the story, which the Deakin... more

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Everything is a Remix, including Star Wars, and that’s how I became a writer

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:01:50 +0000

Kirby Ferguson, who created the remarkable Everything is a Remix series, has a new podcast hosted by the Recreate Coalition called Copy This and he hosted me on the debut episode (MP3) where we talked about copying, creativity, artists, and the future of the internet (as you might expect!). Are you one of the many... more

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Mr Robot has driven a stake through the Hollywood hacker, and not a moment too soon

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:14:28 +0000

Mr Robot is the most successful example of a small but fast-growing genre of “techno-realist” media, where the focus is on realistic portrayals of hackers, information security, surveillance and privacy, and it represents a huge reversal on the usual portrayal of hackers and computers as convenient plot elements whose details can be finessed to meet... more

A new edition of the Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free audiobook featuring Neil Gaiman

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:04:27 +0000

“Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free” is my 2014 nonfiction book about copyright, the internet, and earning a living, and it features two smashing introductions — one by Neil Gaiman and the other by Amanda Palmer. I released an audio edition of the book in 2014, read by the incomparable Wil Wheaton, who also read... more

My keynote from the O’Reilly Security Conference: “Security and feudalism: Own or be pwned”

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:51:39 +0000

Here’s the 32 minute video of my presentation at last month’s O’Reilly Security Conference in New York, “Security and feudalism: Own or be pwned.” Cory Doctorow explains how EFF is battling the perfect storm of bad security, abusive business practices, and threats to the very nature of property itself, fighting for a future where our... more

Car Wars: a dystopian science fiction story about the nightmare of self-driving cars

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:24:25 +0000

Melbourne’s Deakin University commissioned me to write a science fiction story about the design and regulation of self-driving cars, inspired by my essay about the misapplication of the “Trolley Problem” to autonomous vehicles. The story, Car Wars, takes the form of a series of vignettes that illustrate the problem with designing cars to control their... more

I’m helping launch Echoes of Sherlock Homes at LA’s Chevalier Books tomorrow night

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:29:19 +0000

In 2014, lawyer and eminent Sherlockian Les Klinger comprehensively won the legal battle to establish that Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain and available for anyone to use, abuse, alter, celebrate or mock; now with a new anthology of completely unauthorized Sherlock tales, Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, Klinger and co-editor Laurie R. King have... more

Sole and Despotic Dominion: how a 20th century copyright law is abolishing property for humans (but not corporations)

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:40:13 +0000

In the 18th century, William Blackstone wrote the seminal “Commentaries on the Laws of England,” which contained one of the foundational definitions of property: “that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe.”... more

Interview with IEEE-USA Insight Podcast

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:59:53 +0000

I was interviewed for the IEEE-USA Insight Podcast last summer in New Orleans, during their Future Leaders Summit, where I was privileged to give the keynote (MP3)

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Talking about Allan Sherman on the Comedy on Vinyl podcast

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:12:57 +0000

Jason Klamm stopped my office to interview me for his Comedy on Vinyl podcast, where I talked about the first comedy album I ever loved: Allan Sherman’s My Son, the Nut. I inherited my mom’s copy of the album when I was six years old, and listened to it over and over until I discovered... more

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Apply for a Shuttleworth Fellowship!

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:13:56 +0000 I’m the “Honourary Steward” for this year’s Shuttleworth Fellowship, this being a valuable and prestigious prize given to people who are undertaking to make the world a better, more open place (“social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and could benefit from a social investment model with a difference”).... more

Come see me in Portland, Riverside, LA, and San Francisco

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:17:07 +0000

I’ve got a busy couple of weeks coming up! I’m speaking tomorrow at Powell’s in Portland, OR for Banned Books Week; on Wednesday, I’m at UC Riverside speaking to a Philosophy and Science Fiction class; on Friday I’ll be at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, speaking on Canada’s dark decade of policy... more

How free software stayed free

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:19:29 +0000

I did an interview with the Changelog podcast (MP3) about my upcoming talk at the O’Reilly Open Source conference in London, explaining how it is that the free and open web became so closed and unfree, but free and open software stayed so very free, and came to dominate the software landscape. “Desperate” is often... more

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If DRM is so great, why won’t anyone warn you when you’re buying it?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:12:12 +0000

Last month, I filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of Electronic Frontier Foundation, 22 of EFF’s supporters, and a diverse coalition of rightsholders, public interest groups, and retailers, documenting the ways that ordinary Americans come to harm when they buy products without realizing that these goods have been encumbered with DRM, and... more