ALA Booklist has posted a stonking review of With a Little Help: Anyone who grooved to the counterculture vibe of Doctorow’s young-adult novels Little Brother (2008) and For the Win (2010) will embrace these stories heartily—no one can dole out technological cautionary tales while simultaneously celebrating technology as cunningly as Doctorow. This volume’s single never-before-published … Continue reading
One interesting thing about selling print-on-demand books is that they can be instantiated all over the world, close to where the orders are. For years, pundits have predicted corner store kiosks that can print any book every written, and though we’re nowhere near that stage today, there are the first inklings of what such a … Continue reading
Tor.com is running my short story Chicken Little, which originally appeared in the Frederick Pohl tribute anthology Gateways (a book that also includes work from Bear, Benford, Brin, Bova, Gaiman, Haldeman, and many other worthies). Chicken Little is the story of a product designer at a marketing company who is charged with coming up something … Continue reading
My new Publishers Weekly column has just gone up, documenting the progress with my DIY short story collection, With a Little Help. This month, I talk about the Baroque process of getting a book listed on both Lulu and Amazon: Getting the book on Amazon was much harder than I anticipated. At first, I considered … Continue reading
Tor.com’s Steven Raets has a great write up on WITH A LITTLE HELP: As for the stories, I think it’s safe to say that anyone who enjoyed Cory Doctorow’s novels will love them. Like his novels Little Brother, Makers and For the Win, they often start with a recognizable core: a present-day technological or sociological … Continue reading
This month’s Locus magazine contains the annual “Locus Recommended Reading List,” a guide to the best science fiction and fantasy published in the preceding year, chosen by the magazine’s critics. In addition to being a great primer for exploring the year in fiction, they’re also an excellent cheat-sheet for award-nominations — for example, the Hugo … Continue reading
My latest Publishers Weekly column documenting my DIY short story collection With a Little Help has just gone up. It documents the first six weeks after publication — what went right and what went wrong. The good news is that I’m heavily in the black, thanks, in large part, to the limited edition hardcovers. The … Continue reading
My DIY short story collection With a Little Help is now available as a series of daily, one-page emails from DailyLit — all 151 installments’ worth!
My binder just delivered another order of With a Little Help hardcovers, and I’ve got 20 in inventory. Going fast, though! Get one while you can!
Scott Sigler was kind enough to create an awesome 60-second promo for With a Little Help.