About Cory Doctorow
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Cory Doctorow (www.craphound.com) is a science-fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (www.boingboing.net) and a contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org), a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties.
His novels are published by Tor Books and HarperCollins UK and simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their reuse and sharing, a move that increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work. He has won the Locus and Sunburst awards, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and British Science Fiction awards.
Doctorow’s young adult novels include New York Times bestseller Little Brother, and its follow-up For the Win. Tachyon published the first collection of his essays, Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future; IDW published a collection of comic books inspired by his short fiction, Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now. His latest adult novel is Makers, and his latest short-story collection is With a Little Help. His forthcoming books include Pirate Cinema, Rapture of the Nerds, and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.
On February 3, 2008, Cory Doctorow became a father. The little girl is called Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow and is a marvel that puts all the works of technology and artifice to shame.
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There are many writers whose books I love, but to me being a “fan” implies more than just having an appreciation for a writer’s creative output. It includes a few less tangible qualities, like the author being an interesting person and having a relevant blog and maybe even occasionally “doing the right thing.” Your definition of what constitutes interesting, relevant and right will obviously affect all of this, but for me Cory Doctorow is one of those people, and Context is a great example of why he’s more than just a great novelist. Share this:TwitterPinterestStumbleUponGoogle
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