Send me your remixes!
The Creative Commons license for this book allows you to remix it to make new and exciting stuff — videos, audios, new stories, anything else you can think of (games? toys?), and redistribute them on a noncommercial basis.
If you’ve done a cool remix and want to see it featured here, email me and I’ll take a look. I can’t promise that I’ll link to every mix, but I’d love to check it out in any case!
The Argentine sf zine Axxón has produced a Spanish noncommercial fan-translation of my novel Little Brother, using Argentine idiom.
Update: I've just heard from Eduardo Hojman, my editor at Puck, that the Spanish edition of Little Brother will be published on March 7, under the title, "PEQUEÑO HERMANO"! It'll be distributed worldwide -- through Spain and Latin America.
Bruce M Campbell created a lovely alternative PDF of Little Brother:
David sez, "Yahoo Group's Hard SF group chose Little Brother as the book to read and discuss in December. I could not read the 'dead tree' edition, as I'm visually impaired. I took advantage of your Creative Commons license, and generated MP3 files from the .txt file. The synthetic voice is one of the better ones, however to limit the file sizes I created them at 64Kbs. At that rate the voice is on the flat side, but not 'computer sounding'. I posted the files to archive.org."
Fantastic! And just a reminder, there's a remixable, DRM-free audiobook from Random House Audio available here.
Jenyce sez, "I am a 14 yr. old (lucky me) and I'm in high school (land of book projects), and I decided to do a project on your book. Our project is to pretend that we are the main character, and make a scrapbook. We have to make it, as if we were the main character, and guess what the character would put in it. Heck, I don't think Marcus would be one to even think about making a scrapbook...but IF he did I'd would have to make it. One of the items I decided to put in mine, was the newspaper heading of the story that Barbara wrote (It's displayed as if it was ripped out of the paper)...I had to make it, so I did it on the computer (photoshop is a wonderful thing)"
I think this totally rocks. Jenyce has a future in photoshopping!
Update: Here's some more of Jenyce's art:
H4r0n T43k made this great, Little-Brother-inspired video explaining how to anonymize your photos, so that they can't be traced to your camera.
PMOG -- the Passively Multiplayer Online Game -- has two missions for Little Brother. PMOG is a game you play by scavenger-hunting the web, while your browser keeps track of where you go and what you do. It lets you lay traps for other players and score points by luring them in. One of the missions (How I Read Little Brother) was created by my friend Justin Hall, who co-founded PMOG, and the other (Why read Little Brother?) was created by a fan, Treekyte. Both seem like a lot of fun!
Little Brother is a scarily realistic adventure about how homeland security technology could be abused to wrongfully imprison innocent Americans. A teenage hacker-turned-hero pits himself against the government to fight for his basic freedoms. This book is action-packed with tales of courage, technology, and demonstrations of digital disobedience as the technophile’s civil protest.
Andrew "bunnie" Huang, author of Hacking the Xbox