Cory Doctorow

Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who served as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licences for his books.


Books

@janeinak A classic. Love con artist books - Yellow Kid Weil's memoir is amazing.
"The Reactionary Mind," @CoreyRobin's magnificent 2011 book (updated 2017), traces the history of right-wing thought to find the factor that unites Dominionists, imperialists, white nationalists, libertarians and other strains of right-wing thought.
It's an uncomfortable read. It's a brilliant book. If it indeed turns out to be Stan's last novel (oh please don't let it be Stan's last novel), it will be a fitting capstone. But the subtext of this book is that we are past the point of no return. 36/
#7yrsago The Mark Inside: the best book I've read on the long con.
@eruditeknight You should read THE BIG CON, the best book written on this - it's a nonfiction anthropological study of gilded age con artists that was later adapted to become The Sting.
#8yrsago That's Disgusting! Awesomely gross picture book.
And while PACIFIC EDGE is my favorite KSR novel, my favorite KSR series is the string of books that starts with 2012's 2312 - a string of books that really leans hard into imagining the actual end of capitalism.
VIII. MONOPOLIES SUCK by @Sally_Hubbard: There are plenty of GREAT books about monopolies and the resurgence in antitrust, but Hubbard's is the most practical, providing the reader with excellent advice for actually DOING SOMETHING about monopolism. 18/
A book about London's gorgeous, brutalist architecture includes dainty DIY papercraft models to make yourself.
IX. BREAK 'EM UP by @ZephyrTeachout: The most lucid, readable, infuriating, energizing book on the rise of monopolies. Teachout never loses sight of the systemic nature of the problem, even as she uses individual stories to tell the tale. 19/
X. BOUNDLESS REALM by @Passport2Dreams: There has never been a better book about the Haunted Mansion (indeed, this is one of the best books ever written about environmental design in general). Nolte goes WAY beyond trite wisdom about "storytelling." 20/
I hope you'll put this book in the hands of the monster kids in your life!
The perfect book for this moment is Rebecca Solnit's "A Paradise Built in Hell," a meticulously researched history of disasters that uses primary sources to prove that in times of crisis, people help one another - rather than looting and pillaging. 1/
And while PACIFIC EDGE is my favorite KSR novel, my favorite KSR series is the string of books that starts with 2012's 2312 - a string of books that really leans hard into imagining the actual end of capitalism. 8/