Official Downloads:

Above you’ll find links 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.

Fan conversions:

107 Responses to “Download Little Brother For Free”

  1. Matt D. Harris

    The .info file is not a “UNIX help file format”. Generally speaking, the closest thing to help files that we have in the UNIX world are man pages, which are more similar to the TeX format. The INFO file is a GNU INFO file, which is specific to the GNU “info” software.

  2. Francisco Valenzuela

    I read Cory Doctorow’s comment for Accelerando by Charles Stross (the comment was: “Makes hallucinogens obsolete”) and decided to look Cory up in Wikipedia.

    I downloaded and read Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom last week; it is a lighter sci-fi read than many others I’ve come across (including books by Stross, W. Gibson, D. Simmons and N. Stephenson) and found it different and refreshing;

    I really think I will enjoy Little Brother very much and hope to find it to be a more ambitious work.

    Thank you for using a Creative Commons license.


    F. Valenzuela

  3. Sheen

    You have actually changed my life and my outlook on computers, hackers and everything to do with mindset.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Fickle

    WOW. I just finished reading your book here and it’s absolutely amazing. I’m going to buy and distro copies next time I have spare cash. Honestly, I’m amazed mostly at how real the book is. Not just the setting, but the characters — they’re believable, they’re relevant, and you have all the details of our culture down perfectly. It’s really rare that people manage to write books like this without them getting hugely dated or the authors messing up on the tech, which makes this book absolutely fantastic. I’m going to review it on my livejournal & insanejournal (don’t know if you know, but there was a firestorm last year where lj shut down thousands of accounts while on an inept sweep to block child porn, so now a lot of people prefer insanejournal), and link here, just to try to get more people to read it.

    Again, excellent novel. It might be one of the most books most relevant to my life that I’ve ever read.

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