Category: Science Fiction

L337

May 23rd, 2008 Permalink

You’ve got to love it when an author inscribes a book using leet speak.

For J3r3my

You’ve got to love it when an author inscribes a book using leet speak.

Signing Little Brother

May 23rd, 2008 Permalink

Last night, Cory Doctorow was at Borderlands Books in San Francisco promoting his new book, Little Brother. He spent some time answering questions from the audience on a variety of subjects, from his opinion on the Orphan Works Bill (he is in favor of it) to what is the definition of a young adult (depends […]

Stay Free

Last night, Cory Doctorow was at Borderlands Books in San Francisco promoting his new book, Little Brother.

He spent some time answering questions from the audience on a variety of subjects, from his opinion on the Orphan Works Bill (he is in favor of it) to what is the definition of a young adult (depends on the kid, but generally 12-14 years old). He then read an excerpt from Little Brother, followed by more Q&A and then book signing.

It’s always a treat to hear Cory speak. His enthusiasm for technology and the relationship of technology to social structure is infectious. I heard him read the same except at SF in SF about a year ago. He still reads the story with the same enthusiasm.

If you would like to learn more about Little Brother, or any of Cory’s work, you can find it over on craphound.com.

SF in SF with Cory Doctorow

May 18th, 2007 Permalink

Cory, originally uploaded by Jeremy Brooks. This past Wednesday night I attended a reading in San Francisco. One of my favorite authors, Cory Doctorow, was reading a chapter from his upcoming novel, Little Brother. In addition, Rudy Rucker read one of his short stories. I am really looking forward to Little Brother. The chapter that […]



Cory, originally uploaded by Jeremy Brooks.

This past Wednesday night I attended a reading in San Francisco. One of my favorite authors, Cory Doctorow, was reading a chapter from his upcoming novel, Little Brother. In addition, Rudy Rucker read one of his short stories. I am really looking forward to Little Brother. The chapter that was read was amazing. It was set in San Francisco, which was especially appropriate since the reading was right here in San Francisco.

There was a nice variety in the crowd: young, old, male, female, all sorts of people. After the readings, there was a panel discussion and question and answer. It was interesting that a lot of the discussion centered on media and the future of media, not just writing. The authors were also available afterwards to chat and sign books, and they were very accommodating to everyone.
If you would like to hear the event, there is a podcast available. Check out the entry at craphound.com for the link.

The venue was really great as well. It was right around the corner from my office, but I had no idea it was there. It’s a small theatre, owned by Variety Children’s Charity. There is a monthly fantasy/horror/sci-fi film screening there sponsored by Borderlands Books. Check out their web site for the schedule.

If you ever get a chance to hear Cory speak, I would recommend it. If you are at all interested in Sci-Fi or electronic freedom issues, it’s worth your time.

Cory Doctorow in San Francisco

May 8th, 2007 Permalink

Cory Doctorow will be speaking in San Francisco on May 16th at 7PM. If you’re going to be in the city, this will be well worth your time. I’ve blogged about Cory’s work before. He’s an amazing storyteller, with a really interesting take on where current technology is leading us.

Cory Doctorow will be speaking in San Francisco on May 16th at 7PM. If you’re going to be in the city, this will be well worth your time. I’ve blogged about Cory’s work before. He’s an amazing storyteller, with a really interesting take on where current technology is leading us.

It Came From The Deep!

March 6th, 2007 Permalink

There’s a hole in the ocean floor where the earth’s crust is missing. And it is not repairing itself. Scientists are heading there to survey the area and try to determine what this means. And then the crew mysteriously disappears…. Doesn’t that sound like the plot for a great science fiction story? There are all […]

There’s a hole in the ocean floor where the earth’s crust is missing. And it is not repairing itself. Scientists are heading there to survey the area and try to determine what this means. And then the crew mysteriously disappears….
Doesn’t that sound like the plot for a great science fiction story? There are all kinds of possibilities there! But this is not fiction — it’s happening. Well, except for the part about the ship disappearing. So far, that is just in my imagined version of the story….