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Talking Walkaway on the Author Stories podcast

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:30:19 +0000

My novel Walkaway came out today and I sat down yesterday with the Author Stories Podcast to talk about writing, publishing, and, of course, the novel.

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Come to the Chicago Walkaway event with Max Temkin, get a multitool!

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:47:01 +0000

My publicist just found an extra box of the cool promotional Walkaway multitools, and she’s generously offered to give them to the next 100 people to reserve tickets to the May 7th Walkaway event at Chicago’s Royal George Theater, where I’m presenting with CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY creator Max Temkin (current ticket-holders, don’t worry, you get... more

A Crooked Timber seminar on Walkaway

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:55:41 +0000

My latest novel, Walkaway, was published today, and the Crooked Timber block has honored me with a seminar on the book, where luminaries from Henry Farrell to Julia Powles to John Holbo to Astra Taylor to Bruce Schneier weigh in with a series of critical essays that will run in the weeks to come, closing... more

A hyperlinked bibliography for Homeland

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:25:00 +0000

Jonathan Voß did me the kindness of adding hyperlinks to the afterword/bibliography for my 2013 novel Homeland. Thank you Jonathan! When I was a kid, facts were hard to come by. If you wanted to know how to hack a pay phone, you’d have to find someone else who knew how to do it, and... more

The Haunted Mansion Ghost Post wins a Themed Entertainment Award!

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:21:57 +0000

When I wrote about the Haunted Mansion loot crates (“Ghost Post”) last March, what I couldn’t say was that I was the writer on the project, penning the radio scripts, newspapers, letters, and associated gubbins and scraps that went along with the three boxes of custom-made props and merch, tying them together into a series... more

Walkaway Q&A: great debut novels, collections, and favorites

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:50:28 +0000

With less than a week to go until the debut of Walkaway, my next novel for adults, Portland’s Powell’s Bookstore has run a long Q&A with me about the book, my writing habits, my favorite reads, and many other subjects. I’ll be at Powell’s on May 14 with Andy “Waxy” Baio as interlocutor — it’s... more

Read: Chapter 3 of Walkaway, in which a university rises from the ashes

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:00:06 +0000

There’s only 8 days until the publication of Walkaway (stil time to pre-order signed hardcovers: US, UK), and has just published a sneak peek at chapter 3: “Takeoff.” I’m getting ready to hit the road and tour with the book: 20+ cities in the US and Canada are announced, with more to come in... more

How optimistic disaster stories can save us from dystopia

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:37:44 +0000

I’ve got an editorial in this month’s Wired magazine about the relationship between the science fiction stories we read and our real-world responses to disasters: Disasters Don’t Have to End in Dystopias; it’s occasioned by the upcoming publication of my “optimistic disaster novel” Walkaway (pre-order signed copies: US/UK; read excerpts: Chapter 1, Chapter 2; US/Canada... more

Read: “Communist Party”: the first chapter of Walkaway

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:42 +0000

There’s still time to pre-order your signed first-edition hardcover of Walkaway, my novel which comes out on April 25 (US/UK), and while you’re waiting for that to ship, here’s chapter one of the novel, “Communist Party” (this is read by Wil Wheaton on the audiobook, where he is joined by such readers as Amanda Palmer... more

Here’s the schedule for my 25-city US-Canada Walkaway tour!

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:17:38 +0000

There’s 25 stops in all on the US/Canada tour for WALKAWAY, my next novel, an “optimistic disaster novel” that comes out on April 25 (more stops coming soon, as well as publication of my UK tour). I’ll be joined in various cities by many worthies, from Neal Stephenson (Seattle) to Ed Snowden (New York) to... more

Fair trade ebooks: how authors could double their royalties without costing their publishers a cent

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:28:11 +0000

My latest Publishers Weekly column announces the launch-date for my long-planned “Shut Up and Take My Money” ebook platform, which allows traditionally published authors to serve as retailers for their publishers, selling their ebooks direct to their fans and pocketing the 30% that Amazon would usually take, as well as the 25% the publisher gives... more

Preorder my novel Walkaway and get a pocket multitool

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:29:15 +0000

Tor has produced a multitool to commemorate my forthcoming novel Walkaway, and if you pre-order the book, they’ll send you one! Protip: pre-order from Barnes and Noble and you’ll get a signed copy! The book has received some humblingly great early notices: Edward Snowden: Is Doctorow’s fictional Utopia bravely idealistic or bitterly ironic? The answer... more

Fill Your Boots: my column on how technology could let us work like artisans and live like kings

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:39:32 +0000

My latest Locus column is “Fill Your Boots,” in which I talk about how scientists, sf writers, economists and environmental activists have wrestled with the question of abundance — how the “green left” transformed left wing politics from the promise of every peasant living like a lord to the promise of every lord living like... more

Reply All covers DRM and the W3C

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:45:24 +0000

In the latest episode of Reply All, a fantastic tech podcast, the hosts and producers discuss the situation with DRM, the future of the web, and the W3C — a piece I’ve been working on them with for a year now. The issue is a complicated and eye-glazingly technical one, and they do a genuinely... more

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Coming to DC on March 6: a panel on right to repair, DRM, and property rights in the digital age

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:09:12 +0000

On Monday, March 6 at 10AM, I’ll be participating in a non-partisan R-Street event on “Property Rights in the Digital Age,” with participants from the Heritage Foundation, R-Street, the Open Technology Institute, and Freedomworks: “As we enter an age near total connectivity, we must ask ourselves, are our laws keeping up with technology? Do we... more

New Yorkers! Come see Edward Snowden and me onstage at the NYPL on the Walkaway tour!

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:07:29 +0000

I’m touring 20 US cities (plus dates in Canada and the UK!) with my forthcoming novel Walkaway; the full tour hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m delighted to reveal that the NYC stop on May 3 will be at the New York Public Library, where my interlocutor will be the whistleblower Edward Snowden. Tickets are... more

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