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Below you'll find lnks to downloadable editions of the text of Little Brother. These downloads are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, which lets you share it, remix it, and share your remixes, provided that you do so on a noncommercial basis. Some people don't understand why I do this -- so check out this post if you want my topline explanation for why I do this crazy thing.

It's kind of a tradition around here that my readers convert my ebooks to their favorite formats and send them to me here, and it's one that I love! If you've converted these files to another format, send them to me and I'll host them, but before you do, make sure you read the following:

  • Only one conversion per format, first come, first serve. That means that if someone's already converted the file to a Femellhebber 3000 document, that's the one you're going to find here. I just don't know enough about esoteric readers to adjudicate disputes about what the ideal format is for your favorite device.
  • Make sure include a link to the reader as well. When you send me an ebook file, make sure that you include a link to the website for the reader technology as well so that I can include it below.
  • No cover art. The text of this book is freely copyable, the cover, not so much. The rights to it are controlled by my publisher, so don't include it with your file.
  • No DRM. The Creative Commons license prohibits sharing the file with "DRM" (sometimes called "copy-protection") on it, and that's fine by me. Don't send me the book with DRM on it. If you're converting to a format that has a DRM option, make sure it's switched off.


    Official files

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    HTML file
    PDF file

    Download: Fan-conversions

    * ePub: EPUB file (Thanks, Hadrien Gardeur!)

    * eReader for Palm: .PDB file (Thanks, Roger Moore!)

    * FBReader: FB2 file (Thanks, Denis Malinovsky!)

    * Freenet download: Get the HTML version using the secure, private Freenet protocol (Thanks, Alex Davies!)

    * iPhone Books app .ZIP file (Thanks, Michael Verdi!)

    * iPhone Text on Phone reader: Link (Thanks, Matthew Jesse!)

    * iPod Notes Reader: .ZIP file (Thanks, Nathan Wells!)

    * iSilo: .PDB file (Thanks, Christopher Sol!)

    * J2ME enabled phones: Link (Thanks, Nicholas Bennett!)

    * Kindle: Link (Thanks, Ian Bone!)

    * Kindle (.mobi): Link (Thanks, Immanuel Hayden!)

    * LaTeX: .TEX file (Thanks, Mikael Vejdemo Johansson!)

    * Microsoft Reader: .LIT file (Thanks, Simon Sherlock!)

    * Mobipocket: .PRC file (Thanks, Steve Johnson and Will Wyatt!)

    * PalmDoc (for CSpotRun and others): .PDB file (Thanks, Nex!)

    * Plucker: .PDB file (Thanks, Michael Hellwig!)

    * Second Life Notes Format (Thanks, Bubblesort Triskaidekaphobia and RECHCstudent Obolensky!)

    * SiSu: .SST file (Thanks, Ralph Amissah!)

    * Sony e-Reader: .LRF file (Thanks, Andy Waschick!)

    * Speed Reader: Link (Thanks, Trevor Smith!)

    * TI-Reader for Texas Instruments calculators: .ZIP file (Thanks, David Bengtson!)

    * Unix help file format: .INFO file (Thanks, Daniel!)

    * XO Library Bundle: .XOL file (Thanks, FFM!)

    * YuDu version (Flash required) (Thanks, Jonathan Cornwell!)

    *Embeddable Facebook version (Thanks, John Peck!)

    664 Responses to “Download for Free”

    1. [...] is usual with Doctorow’s books you can find an electronic version for free online. (Und es gibt auch eine deutsche Übersetzung). But because it’s a great book you may want to [...]

    2. [...] Cory Doctorow – Little Brother official Site [...]

    3. [...] the amazing (and edifying!) Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow. But no, this little burst of text isn’t about this (scary) modern day [...]

    4. [...] of the issues with locational privacy, I recommend Cory Doctorow’s YA novel Little Brother. You can download a copy for free from Cory’s site – or, of course, get it from your local library or bookstore. living online [...]

    5. [...] Review: For the Win by Cory Doctorow Posted on August 29, 2010 by Rich I loved Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother. I recommend it to everybody who will listen. So, when I saw For the Win was out at a Borders near [...]

    6. [...] Every trip into London has been spent with my nose in a book – whether Cory Doctorow’s Big Brother (just excellent, by the way), the usual Sherlock Holmes mysteries, or Stieg Larsson trilogy [...]

    7. [...] 궁금했는데, 지적재산권 관련 활동가답게 자기 책은 자기 홈페이이제 전부 무료로 공개해놓는 바람에(?) 읽어보게 [...]

    8. [...] on tarjolla ilmaiseksi Amazonilla, ja tuoreemmasta tavarasta esimerkiksi Cory Doctorow’n Little Brother on Kindle-versiona ilmaiseksi [...]

    9. [...] the experience to be highly immersive. Since Saturday I read most of Cory Doctorow’s novel Little Brother on it, and am surprised how the Kindle just seems to disappear while I read. Hands-free reading [...]

    10. [...] Homepage von Cory Doctorow mit unzähligen Download-Formaten für “Little Brother” [...]

    11. Hey,
      thanks for publishing "Little Brother". I'm webmaster of a small open-source community, dealing with exactly that: making things only available offline to find their way to the world wide web. The way you go is totally new and just GREAT!


    12. [...] als Webjunkienerd um den Wert von CC Lizenzen. Konkret bedeutet das für euch und mich, dass es das Buch auf englisch als PDF und auf deutsch als Fanübersetzung. Natürlich kann man es auch kaufen, am besten macht man [...]

    13. Igre says:

      I had read this novel before and i like it.,its so nice so i will download a pdf file of this for my iPad.

    14. [...] fiction. Spännande bok, om än inte stilistiskt fulländad. Boken finns att ladda ned gratis här: den är släppt under by-nc-sa-licens, vilket innebär att det är fritt att dela med sig av och [...]

    15. Dubstep says:

      I had read this novel before and i like it.,its so nice so i will download a pdf file of this for my iPad.

    16. [...] and brightness controls, could be a great e-book reader.  After visiting Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother download page, where he provides the novel in a variety of formats (under Creative Commons license), I finally [...]

    17. [...] just purchased Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. It’s a clever young adult (YA) novel about being a kid in America in the very near [...]

    18. [...] by humans), so if you want to verify my results you’ll have to download your own copy of the book (which you should do anyway, and read for long enough to make you go out and buy a dead-tree copy) [...]

    19. [...] "אח קטן", מתאר קורי דוקטרוו כיצד רשות ממשלתית אמריקנית [...]

    20. [...] up many times before. I’d personally recommend a (free) book personally recommended to me: Little Brother. In it you will find a not all to unrealistic depiction of practices being slowly rolled out now. [...]

    21. [...] to Lawrence, KS, for the 2009 Campbell Conference (where we honored him with the Campbell Award for Little Brother), he gave a talk about an experiment he was planning to run. He’s long argued for giving away [...]

    22. [...] Little Brother Roman af Cory Doctorow Tor Books 2008, 382 sider (hardcover) Bogen kan også downloades gratis på forfatterens hjemmeside: http://www.craphound.com/littlebrother/download/ [...]

    23. [...] Buch kann man übrigens gratis herunterladen. Ganz legal. Der Cory hat das so angeordnet. Der Cory ist nämlich einer von den [...]

    24. [...] Little Brother, has been available for some time now. I have had the Creative-Commons licensed on-line version for months but being handed a tree-ware copy gave me an excuse to read [...]

    25. [...] ways than the one that torturednurtured me into nerdy adulthood.  So I say go buy this book (or download it for free, like you can all of Doctorow’s books).  Then give it to a teen if you know one, or pass it [...]

    26. [...] Der Kanadier Cory Doctorow, der mittlerweile seit fünf Jahren in Großbritannien lebt und vor kurzem Vater wurde, bietet nun auch seinen neusten Roman »Little Brother« auf seiner Homepage zum kostenlosen Download an: http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/ [...]

    27. [...] has provided a link to a free Creative Commons version of the text of Little Brother. You can click here to download it in a variety of text formats from ePub to Kindle, Pdf, plain text and many [...]

    28. finanzen says:

      Creative Commons version of the text of Little Brother. You can click here to download it in a variety of text formats from ePub to Kindle, Pdf, plain text and many [...]

    29. [...] Weblog). Das englischsprachige Original des spannenden Romans kann auf Doctorows eigener Website in verschiedenen Formaten heruntergeladen werden. Da das Werk frei verfügbar ist und unter einer viralen CC-Lizenz steht, ist es nicht nur [...]

    30. [...] Projects to Create a Government-less Internet In Cory Doctorow’s young adult novel Little Brother, the protagonist starts an wireless ad-hoc network, called X-Net, in response to a government [...]

    31. [...] Cory Doctorow’s young adult novel Little Brother, the protagonist starts an wireless ad-hoc network, called X-Net, in response to a government [...]

    32. [...] NOW to understand the way our paranoid society and technology interact. Seriously, go, right now, Free in your format of choice or on dead trees from a bookstore. It’ll only take a couple hours at most. I also find [...]

    33. [...] numerze tygodnika Polityka. Powieść w wersji angielskiej jest dostępna również bezpłatnie na stronie autora na licencji Creative Commons Uznanie Autorstwa – Na Warunkach Niekomercyjnych – Na Tych [...]

    34. [...] download-able formats are available here (thanks [...]

    35. Emanuel says:

      Hi Cory,

      Although I download it the epub version, as soon as the book was available printed in Romanian I bought it.
      Just want it to say thank you for the book.

    36. Cory Doctorow says:

      Thank you!

    37. [...] Interesse an Bearbeitung des eigenen Textes. So ließ Bestsellerautor Cory Doctorow sein Buch „Little Brother“, unter CC-Lizenz verbreiten und machte so die Übersetzung in andere Sprachen einfacher. – Der [...]

    38. [...] La cosa ancora più fan­ta­stica è che Cory Doc­to­row pub­blica il libro con licenza Crea­tive Com­mons. E ve lo fa sca­ri­care (in inglese) sul suo sito. [...]

    39. [...] Okay so we can download Little Brother from Doctorow’s site here. We’re going to try a bit of a opposite format and have one large contention of a whole book in a [...]

    40. [...] for conference attendance — the two experiences are completely different.  In fact there are many examples where free content leads to more paying customers.  The trick here is to start with serving the [...]

    41. [...] que ce soit revenus dans le domaine public (avec du Sherlock par exemple) ou du libre (comme le Doctorow que je viens de lire). A voir par la [...]

    42. [...] als Spontankauf eben auf Deutsch eingesteckt. Trotzdem gut. Hier gibt es die englische Version als kostenlosen Download.Dieses Buch ist ein Jugendbuch. Leicht und verständlich geschrieben, ohne großartig komplizierte [...]

    43. [...] de los aspectos mas relativos de la novela es que el autor la presenta en licencia creative commons e invita a el lector a que uno intente hacer las cosas por su propia valia, no importa si se trata [...]

    44. [...] Little Brother by Cory Doctorow – This is a young adult book with a nod towards 1984, I guess. Cory Doctorow is definitely one of those pioneering authors in the digital age. This book is certainly geared  for the first cadre of young readers in that age. It can also be downloaded for free from his website! [...]

    45. [...] web, and is a strong proponent of giving away versions of his work for free (you can, for example, download Little Brother legally here). But part of what is fascinating about the interview is just his take on how to innovate as an [...]

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