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Whuffie would be a terrible currency

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:15:41 +0000

My latest Locus column, Wealth Inequality Is Even Worse in Reputation Economies, explains the ways in which “reputation” makes a poor form of currency — in a nutshell, reputation doesn’t fulfill most of the roles we expect from currency (store of value, unit of exchange, unit of account), and it is literally a popularity contest... more



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom illo

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:13:57 +0000

(Click to embiggen) Illustrator Brian J. Smith did me the tremendous honor of creating this fabulous, detailed illustration inspired by my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, which turned ten this year. He hid all kinds of great little gracenotes in it, too — tons of characters from the book and from the... more



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom read-aloud part 02

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:34:21 +0000

As I mentioned in my March Locus column, I’m celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I’m going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here’s... more



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom read-aloud part 01

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:30:09 +0000

As I mentioned in my March Locus column, I’m celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I’m going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here’s... more



Ten Years On

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:46:00 +0000

Here’s a reading of my recent Locus column, Ten Years On, in which I reflect on my first decade as a novelist and discuss a possible further volume related to Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, my first-ever novel: I never thought I’d write a sequel. The allure of writing books has always been... more


Media Files:
https://archive.org/download/Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_241/Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_241_Ten_Years_On.mp3




Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom free audiobook

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:14:47 +0000

Sean Puckett has read my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, aloud for the Voices in the Dark site. The download is free and CC licensed, and it’s very good. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Thanks, Tomi!)



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom free audiobook

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:14:30 +0000

Sean Puckett has read my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, aloud for the Voices in the Dark site. The download is free and CC licensed, and it’s very good. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Thanks, Tomi!)



Alternate covers for DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:06:49 +0000

Brian J. Smith created a series of covers for my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. I really like the busted animatronic!



Down and Out redesign

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:39:06 +0000

Bruce Campbell did a nice PDF redesign of the text of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, my first novel. Thanks, Bruce!



Disney-fan’s discussion of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:31:32 +0000

Jennifer Hoffman’s written an interesting guide to Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: I first discovered this novel shortly after it’s release, when prowling my local library for books about Disney World. Along with the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, it opened up the possibility of thinking critically about Disney Parks, taking them... more



Bulgarian Creative Commons fan-trans of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 06:15:32 +0000

A group of Bulgarian fans have produced a free/open translation of my first novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. It was edited by Milena Ivanova, cover art by Biliana Savova, and features an introduction by Vladimir Poleganov. I’m immensely honored and delighted. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this edition. Ден за... more



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: Utopianism and the problems with Whuffie

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:47:39 +0000

Duke University’s Gerry Canavan is teaching my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom in a class on utopias and he conducted an interview with me on the subject for the course: CD: I based Whuffie at the time more on Slashdot’s Karma, and I don’t know that Faceook has an exact analogue to... more



Alternate cover for Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 04:25:30 +0000

Danielle Mathieux, an MFA student, produced an alternate cover for my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom as part of her degree. She’s released it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. I think it’s just swell!



Down and Out podcast interview

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:21:01 +0000

I’m in the current Swords and Lasers podcast, talking about Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. It was a lot of fun! MP3 Link


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.archive.org/download/VeronicaBelmontInterviewwithCoryDoctorow-TheS_LPodcast_028/InterviewwithCoryDoctorowTheSLPodcast028.mp3




Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom free reading from Podiobooks

Mon, 02 Mar 2009 15:35:48 +0000

The good folks at Podiobooks have taken advantage of the Creative Commons license on my novels and put together a fantastic free recording of my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (this is the third fan-reading of that book!), this one by Mark Douglas Nelson, who does a stellar job. Down and... more



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom in French

Wed, 07 May 2008 11:38:41 +0000

FolioSF has just published the French edition of my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, translated by Gilles Goullet under the title “Dans la dèche au Royaume Enchanté.” It’s available in fine stores throughout the French-speaking world, and, of course, on Amazon.fr. Link



Penguicon adopts a Whuffie economy

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:53:36 +0000

Matt sez, “The science fiction and software event Penguicon is converting its volunteer rewards system into Whuffie, the reputation economy from Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. The attendance badges and currency will use a barcode system to track individual work throughout multiple years. It is described in this... more



German edition of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom – also CC licensed!

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 09:54:02 +0000

Backup, the German edition of my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom has just been published by Heyne. Down and Out was the first novel released under a Creative Commons licensed, distributed for free on the same day the book was shipped to stores — and I’m pleased to announce that Backup is... more



Down and Out is the summer reading pick at McMaster U

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:51:08 +0000

This is sweet — the McMaster University Daily News Summer Book Club has chosen my novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom as their summer reading pick. “I chose Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom because I am a science fiction fan first and foremost, and because he’s a Canadian author,”... more



Down and Out in Brazilian Portuguese

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 17:37:05 +0000

José Rafael Zullo has translated my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, into Brazilian Portuguese, using the Creative Commons license to make a free and freely reusable version of the text in his language. This is so cool. Link Update: Rev. Ibrahim Cesar, Discordian Pope, KSC, Brazil has posted his own variant... more