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How I lifehacked my way into a corner

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:13:49 +0000

My latest Locus column is “How to Do Everything (Lifehacking Considered Harmful),” the story of how I was present at the birth of “lifehacking” and how, by diligently applying the precept that I should always actively choose how I prioritize my time, I have painted my way into a (generally pleasant) corner that I can’t... more



Londoners! I’ll be speaking at Waterstones Gower Street with Ada Palmer on Nov 8

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:46:42 +0000

By a very happy coincidence, Ada Palmer and I are both passing through London on November 8 and we’re doing a joint event at the Waterstones in Gower Street, starting at 6:30! The tickets (which include wine) are £6/£4 for students; you can book them here.



Talking Walkaway on the CNet book-club podcast

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:24:07 +0000

CNet has started a new book-club podcast, and they honored me by picking my novel Walkaway as their second-ever title. We had a long and far-ranging discussion last week about the book and the themes it raises: disasters, economics, technological immortality, community, trolling, bohemianism, and much more (MP3). Since a big part of “Walkaway” concerns... more


Media Files:
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/bookclub2corydoctorowFINAL.mp3




My adult novels are being reissued with covers to match Walkaway!

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:26:20 +0000

When I first saw Will Stahle‘s cover art for my novel Walkaway, I was pleased beyond all reason (and not least because I am an unabashed Stahle fanboy, as he is behind some of the greatest covers of our era, from Yiddish Policeman’s Union to Autonomous to A Darker Shade of Magic to All the... more



Boring, complex and important: the deadly mix that blew up the open web

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:11:53 +0000

On Monday, the World Wide Web Consortium published EME, a standard for locking up video on the web with DRM, allowing large corporate members to proceed without taking any steps to protect accessibility work, security research, archiving or innovation. I spent years working to get people to pay attention to the ramifications of the effort,... more



Our technology is haunted by demons controlled by transhuman life-forms

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:24:44 +0000

In my latest Locus column, “Demon-Haunted World,” I propose that the Internet of Cheating Things — gadgets that try to trick us into arranging our affairs to the benefit of corporate shareholders, to our own detriment — is bringing us back to the Dark Ages, when alchemists believed that the universe rearranged itself to prevent... more



Walkaway won the Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic Novel

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:14:47 +0000

Yesterday, I left the Black Rock Desert after Burning Man and my phone came to life and informed me that my novel Walkaway had been awarded DragonCon’s Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic Novel! I couldn’t be more pleased. My sincere thanks to all the voters who supported the novel! By the way, Tor.com published Party... more



Party Discipline: a novella set in the world of Walkaway

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:07:04 +0000

I wrote the novella Party Discipline while I was on my grueling US/Canada/UK tour for my novel Walkaway, last spring. Today, Tor.com publishes the tale, in which two seniors at Burbank High confront their uncertain future by planning a “Communist party” in which they take over a defunct factory and start it up again, a... more



See you at Burning Man!

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:59 +0000

Tomorrow, I’m turning off my email and hitting the road for Burning Man, where I’ll be giving three talks, and I hope to see you there: at 4PM on Weds, Aug 20, I’m speaking at Palenque Norte at Camp Soft Landing; at noon on Thursday, Aug 31, I’ll be speaking at my home camp, Liminal... more



Burbank! I’ll see you tonight at 7PM at the Buena Vista library

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:09:18 +0000

My Walkaway book-tour is basically over, but I’m taking a little victory lap tonight at my local library, the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Public Library. Hope to see you there!



Walkaway is a finalist for the Dragon Awards and is #1 on Locus’s hardcover bestseller list

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 15:26:43 +0000

Dragon Con’s Dragon Award ballot was just published and I’m delighted to learn that my novel Walkaway is a finalist in the “Best Apocalyptic Novel” category, along with Daniel Humphreys’ A Place Outside the Wild, Omar El Akkad’s American War, Declan Finn and Allan Yoskowitz’s Codename: Unsub, N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate, Rick Heinz’s The... more



A Hopeful Look At The Apocalypse: interview with Innovation Hub

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:27:50 +0000

I’m on the latest episode of Innovation Hub (MP3): Science-fiction is a genre that imagines the future. It doesn’t necessarily predict the future (after all, where are flying cars?), but it grapples with the technological and societal changes happening today to better understand our world and where it’s heading. So, what does it mean when... more


Media Files:
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/file.audio.wgbh.org/innovation-hub/072917-DOCTOROW-WEBMIX.mp3




Hey, Little Rock, AR: there’s a special stage performance of Little Brother coming your way for Banned Books Week!

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:38:30 +0000

Adapted by Josh Costello from the novel by Cory Doctorow September 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 2017 Directed by Ryan Whitfield and Jason Green SYNOPSIS While skipping school and playing an alternate reality game, San Francisco teenager Marcus Yallow ends up in the middle of a terrorist attack and on the wrong... more



Come see me at San Diego Comic-Con!

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:14:50 +0000

There are three more stops on my tour for Walkaway: tomorrow at San Diego Comic-Con, next weekend at Defcon 25 in Las Vegas, and August 10th at the Burbank Public Library. My Comic-Con day is tomorrow/Sunday, July 23: first, a 10AM signing at the Tor Books booth (#2701); then a panel, The Future is Bleak,... more



Rudy Rucker on Walkaway

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:39:28 +0000

Walkaway is my first novel for adults since 2009 and I had extremely high hopes (and not a little anxiety) for it as it entered the world, back in April. Since then, I’ve been gratified by the kind words of many of my literary heroes, from William Gibson to Bruce Sterling to the kind cover... more



San Diego! Come hear me read from Walkaway tomorrow night at Comickaze Liberty Station!

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:19:26 +0000

I’m teaching the Clarion Science Fiction writing workshop at UCSD in La Jolla this week, and tomorrow night at 7PM, I’ll be reading from my novel Walkaway at Comickaze Liberty Station, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd #101, San Diego, CA 92106. Hope to see you!



I’m profiled in the new issue of Locus Magazine

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:46:16 +0000

Cory Doctorow: Bugging In: ‘‘Walkaway is an ‘optimistic disaster novel.’ It’s about people who, in a crisis, come together, rather than turning on each other. Its villains aren’t the people next door, who’ve secretly been waiting for civilization’s breakdown as an excuse to come and eat you, but the super-rich who are convinced that without... more



Talking Walkaway with Reason Magazine

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:21:30 +0000

Of all the press-stops I did on my tour for my novel Walkaway, I was most excited about my discussion with Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine, where I knew I would have a challenging and meaty conversation with someone who was fully conversant with the political, technological and social questions the book raised. I... more



How to write pulp fiction that celebrates humanity’s essential goodness

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:34:52 +0000

My latest Locus column is “Be the First One to Not Do Something that No One Else Has Ever Not Thought of Doing Before,” and it’s about science fiction’s addiction to certain harmful fallacies, like the idea that you can sideline the actual capabilities and constraints of computers in order to advance the plot of... more



My presentation from ConveyUX

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:44:03 +0000

Last March, I traveled to Seattle to present at the ConveyUX conference, with a keynote called “Dark Patterns and Bad Business Models”, the video for which has now been posted: “The Internet’s broken and that’s bad news, because everything we do today involves the Internet and everything we’ll do tomorrow will require it. But governments... more