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  • Cory Doctorow

    'Cory Doctorow's four futuristic novellas are aided by four well-chosen narrators who each capture the essence of their given story.' — AudioFile Magazine From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Radicalized is four urgent SF novellas of America's present and future within one audiobook. Told through one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation, Radicalized is a timely audiobook comprised of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future. Unauthorized Bread is a tale of immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and the young and downtrodden...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    On The Skids In The Transhuman Future Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World. Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the keeping of a network of 'ad-hocs' who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches. Now, though, the 'ad hocs' are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents, and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to live through a bioweapon attack or to have every aspect of your life governed byinvisible ants? In Cory Doctorow's collection of novellas, he wields hisformidable experience in technology and computing to give us mind-bendingsci-fi tales that explore the possibilities of information technology-and itsvarious uses-run amok. "Anda's Game" is a spin on the bizarre new phenomenon of "cybersweatshops," in which people are paid very low wages to play online gamesall day in order to generate in-game wealth, which can be converted into actualmoney. Another tale tells of the heroic exploits of "sysadmins"-systemsadministrators-as they defend the cyberworld,...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Welcome to the fracturedfuture, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population ofroughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot.Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining the swarming densethinker cladesthat fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick itobscures the sun. The splinterymetaconsciousness of the solar system has largely sworn off its pre-post-humancousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander ... and when that happens, itcasually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptivetechnologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. Asane species would ignore...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Hailed by Bruce Sterling as a 'political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,' Cory Doctorow is the web's most celebrated high-tech pop-culture maven. Content is the first collection of Doctorow's infamous articles, essays, and polemics. Here's why Microsoft should stop treating its customers as criminals (through relentless digital-rights management); how America chose copyright and Happy Meal toys over jobs; why Facebook is taking a faceplant; how Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; and, of course, why free e-books kick ass. Accessible to geeks and noobs (if you're not sure what that means,...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow presents a sweetly scary audiobook about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime in Poesy the Monster Slayer. A monster slayer needs no bedtime! Once her parents are off to bed, Poesy excitedly awaits the monsters that creep into her room. With the knowledge she’s gained from her trusty Monster Book and a few of her favorite toys, Poesy easily fends off a werewolf, a vampire, and much more. But not even Poesy's bubblegum perfume can defeat her sleep-deprived parents! A Macmillan Audio production from First...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    One of the web's most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow's visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique piece is brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful novel Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarilydetained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack onSan Francisco-an experience that led him to become a leader of the wholemovement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against thetyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, butMarcus' hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politicianwho promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the politicalunderground to gift him with a thumb drive containing a WikiLeaks-stylecable dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy....read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Now available for the first time with two additional stories! Have you ever wondered what it's like to be bitten by a zombie or live through a bioweapon attack? 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. '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. Another tale tells of the heroic exploits of 'sysadmins'—systems...read more

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    A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping Art is an up-and-coming interface designer working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He’s doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth onto the world. Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications megacorp, but Art’s real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe. Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, twenty-four hours a day. But one thing hasn’t changed: the need for...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    *The fourth and final novella from Radicalized* Masque of the Red Death harkens back to Doctorow's Walkaway, taking on issues of survivalism versus community. Listen to Radicalized's other novellas: Unauthorized Bread Model...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, 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. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the 'New Work,' a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups like Perry and Lester's. Together, they transform the country, and Andrea Fleeks, a journo-turned-blogger, is there to document it. Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot.combomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of...read more

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    At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual gold, jewels, and precious artifacts. Meanwhile, millions of “gold farmers” toil in electronic sweatshops harvesting virtual treasure that their employers sell to First World gamers for real money.             Mala is a brilliant fifteen-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the nickname “General Robotwalla.” In China, Matthew defies his former bosses to build his own gold-farming crew. Leonard lives in Southern...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by sampling and reassembling footage he downloads from the net. In the near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; if you’re caught three times, your entire household is cut off from the Internet for a year, with no appeal. Trent is sure this won’t happen to him; he’s too clever. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family—his father’s living, his mother’s health, and his kid sister’s studies all depend on Internet access. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London where he learns how to stay alive on the...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, CoryDoctorow's Information Doesn't Want to BeFree takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digitalage. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant recordlabels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls andthe opportunities that creative industries (and individuals) are confrontingtoday. An essential read for anyone with a stake in thefuture of the arts, Information Doesn'tWant to Be Free offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and theInternet interact today, and to what might be coming...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    Alan is a middle-aged entrepreneur in contemporaryToronto who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemianneighborhood. This naturally brings him in contact with the house full ofstudents and layabouts next door, including a young woman who, in a moment ofstress, reveals to him that she has wings-wings, moreover, that grow back aftereach attempt to cut them off. Alan understands. He himself has a secret or two.His father is a mountain, his mother is a washing machine, and among his brothersare a set of Russian nesting dolls. Now two of the three nesting dolls, Edward andFrederick, are on his doorstep-well on their way to starvation because theirinnermost member, George, has...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    *The third novella from Radicalized* This audiobook edition features Wil Wheaton reading the title novella, 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. Listen to Radicalized's other novellas: Unauthorized Bread Model Minority Masque of the Red...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    *The second novella from Radicalized* Model Minority is the story of a Superman-like figure who 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. Listen to Radicalized's other novellas: Unauthorized Bread Radicalized Masque of the Red...read more

  • Cory Doctorow

    *The first novella from 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. Listen to Radicalized's other novellas: Model Minority Radicalized Masque of the Red...read more