About Cory Doctorow
Note: This is the bio that was published with this book; a current bio is available on my personal site.
Cory Doctorow (email) (www.craphound.com) was born in 1971 and raised in Toronto, Canada. He lives in San Francisco, where he works for the civil liberties group The Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org). His first novel, “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom,” was published by Tor Books in early 2003, and his second novel, “Eastern Standard Tribe” will be published by Tor in January 2004.
He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (www.boingboing.net) and a frequent contributor to Wired Magazine. He won the Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer at the 2000 Hugo Awards.
He the co-author (with Karl Schroeder) of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction.”
He is currently working on his third novel, “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town,” which he hopes to have finished by 2004.
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Cory Doctorow is the future of science fiction. An nth-generation hybrid of the best of Greg Bear, Rudy Rucker, Bruce Sterling and Groucho Marx, Doctorow composes stories that are as BPM-stuffed as techno music, as idea-rich as the latest issue of NEW SCIENTIST, and as funny as humanity’s efforts to improve itself. Utopian, insightful, somehow simultaneously ironic and heartfelt, these nine tales will upgrade your basal metabolism, overwrite your cortex with new and efficient subroutines and generally improve your life to the point where you’ll wonder how you ever got along with them. Really, you should need a prescription to ingest this book. Out of all the glittering crap life and our society hands us, craphound supreme Doctorow has managed to fashion some industrial-grade art.
Paul Di Filippo
Author of The Steampunk Trilogy