Cory Doctorow

1 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2003-01-01
Description :  Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a 2003 science fiction book, the first novel by Canadian author and digital-rights activist Cory Doctorow. Concurrent with its publication by Tor Books, Doctorow released the entire text of the novel under a Creative Commons noncommercial license on his website, allowing the whole text of the book to be freely read and distributed without needing any further permission from him or his publisher.

2 Little Brother

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Dystopian  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-04-13
Description :  Marcus, a.k.a "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.<br /><br />But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they're mercilessly interrogated for days.<br /><br />When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

3 Eastern Standard Tribe

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2004-01-01
Description :  A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping<br /> Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth onto the world.

4 Super Man and the Bug Out

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  This story appears in short story collection, A Place So Foreign and Eight More. Cory Doctorow strafes the senses with a geekspeedfreak explosion of gomi kings with heart, weirdass shapeshifters from Pleasure Island and jumping automotive jazz joints.

5 Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  A brilliantly funny and bizarre novel . Alan is a middle-aged entrepreneur who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemian neighbourhood of Toronto. This naturally brings him into contact with the house full of students and layabouts next door, including a young woman who, in a moment of stress, reveals to him that she has wings -- wings, moreover, which grow back after each attempt to cut them off. Alan understands. He himself has a secret or two. His father is a mountain, his mother a washing machine, and among his brothers are a set of Russian nesting dolls.

6 Walkaway

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Mysteries & Thrillers  Science Fiction & Literature  High Tech 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  <b>Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Cory Doctorow, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"<i>Walkaway</i> is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle." —William Gibson</b><br /><br />Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza—known to his friends as Hubert, Etc—was too old to be at that Communist party. <br /><br /> But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be—except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. After falling in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society—and walk away.<br /><br /> After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter—from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system.<br /><br /> It’s still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down.<br /><br /> Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, <i>Walkaway</i> is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

7 The Rapture of the Nerds

Author : Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-09-04
Description :  Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century.<br /><br />Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. <br /><br />The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander…and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple.<br /><br />So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

8 Craphound

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  Everything in this story (except the part about the alien) really happened. There's the wall of Sputnik clocks, the tiki bar, the 15' high library, the deck, the chinoise figurines, the Disneyland board games, and so on ad nauseum.

9 Return to Pleasure Island

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

10 A Place so Foreign

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  This is a short story, My Pa's wonderful store, the only General Store in town not run by the Saints, was my second home. I'd spent my whole life crawling and then walking on the dusty wooden floors, checking stock and unpacking crates with waybills from exotic places like Salt Lake City and even San Francisco. Pa looked uncomfortable. 'Mr Johnstone is buying it. ' My mouth dropped. James H Johnstone was as dandified a city-slicker as you'd ever hope to meet. He'd blown into town on the weekly Zephyr Speedball, and skinny Tommy Benson had hauled his three huge steamer trunks to the cowboy hotel. He'd tipped Tommy two dollars, in Wells-Fargo notes, and later, in the empty lot behind the smithy, all the kids in New Jerusalem had gathered 'round Tommy to goggle at the small fortune in queer, never-seen bills.

11 Printcrime

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  This is a short story. The coppers smashed my father's printer when I was eight. I remember the hot, cling-film-in-a-microwave smell of it, and Da's look of ferocious concentration as he filled it with fresh goop, and the warm, fresh-baked feel of the objects that came out of it. The coppers came through the door with truncheons swinging, one of them reciting the terms of the warrant through a bullhorn. One of Da's customers had shopped him. The ipolice paid in high-grade pharmaceuticals — performance enhancers, memory supplements, metabolic boosters. The kind of things that cost a fortune over the counter; the kind of things you could print at home, if you didn't mind the risk of having your kitchen filled with a sudden crush of big, beefy bodies, hard truncheons whistling through the air, smashing anyone and anything that got in the way. They destroyed grandma's trunk, the one she'd brought from the old country. They smashed our little refrigerator and the purifier unit over the window. My tweetybird escaped death by hiding in a corner of his cage as a big, booted foot crushed most of it into a sad tangle of printer-wire.

12 Shadow of the Mothaship

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  It is a short story. Then they both grab rolls of scrim and stapleguns and stretch it loosely across the frames, and fast-bond pipes and prefab fixtures into place. Mum harnesses up the big tanks of foam and aims the blower at the scrim, giving it five fat coats, then she drops the blower and she and Dad grab spatulas and tease zillions of curlicues and baroque stuccoes from the surface, painting it with catsup, chutney, good whiskey and bad wine, a massive canvas covered by centimetres until they declare it ready and Mum switches tanks, loads up with fix-bath and mists it with the salty spray. Ten minutes later, and the house is hard and they get to work unloading the U-Haul in the drive.

13 Twelve Tomorrows – 2014

Author : Bruce Sterling, Lauren Beukes, Christopher Brown, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, Warren Ellis, John Schoenherr, Joel Garreau, William Gibson, Paul Graham Raven & Peter Swirski
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-09-05
Description :  The all new 2014 edition of MIT Technology Review’s science fiction annual. Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of&#xa0;MIT Technology Review&#xa0;magazine, renowned writers Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, and Christopher Brown join the hottest emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more. &#xa0;Includes as a&#xa0;special feature, Jason Pontin's Q+A&#xa0;with award-winning Science fiction and fantasy legend, Gene Wolf.

14 TRSF

Author : Technology Review, Chris Foss, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Elizabeth Bear, Ma Boyong, Tobias Buckell, Pat Cadigan, Paul DiFilippo, Gwyneth Jones, Geoffrey Landis, Ken Liu, Ken MacLeod & Vandana Singh
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-11-11
Description :  Technology Review Science Fiction: 12 visions of the future of computing, biotechnology, energy and more from the editors of MIT’s Technology Review. TRSF, is an anthology of original near-future science fiction stories by celebrated science fiction masters, and some of the best new talent from around the world. The collection is inspired by real world technological breakthroughs. Featuring an original cover by legendary science fiction artist Chris Foss, and illustrated with six classic Foss paintings.

15 Home Again, Home Again

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  It is a short story. I have so twisted my psyche that they're all I can think of when I debark the shuttle at Aristide Interplanetary, just outside my dirty ole Toronto. The customs officer isn't even human, so it feels like just another R&amp;R, another halting conversation carried on in ugly trade-speak, another bewilderment of queues and luggage carousels. Outside: another spaceport, surrounded by the variegated hostels for the variegated tourists, and bipeds are in bare majority. The thing he can't think of it is, is a homecoming. That's too hard for this weak vessel. Look at him. He's eleven, and it's the tencennial of the Ascension of his homeworld -- dirty blue ball, so unworthy, yet -- inducted into the Galactic fraternity and the infinite compassion of the bugouts.

16 Makers

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1971-01-01
Description :  This is a short story. They don't even have a written lending agreement: entrepreneurs -- real, hard-working entrepreneurs -- you can trust on a handshake. 'You're going to help Americans who lost their jobs in your factories buy goats and cellphones?' We're going to give them loans and coordination to start businesses that use information, materials science, commodified software and hardware designs, and creativity to wring a profit from the air around us. Here, catch!' He dug into his suit-jacket and flung a small object toward Freddy, who fumbled it. It fell onto Suzanne's keyboard. She picked it up. It looked like a keychain laser-pointer, or maybe a novelty light-saber. 'Switch it on, Suzanne, please, and shine it, oh, on that wall there. ' Kettlewell pointed at the upholstered retractable wall that divided the hotel ballroom into two functional spaces.

17 For the Win

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Sci-Fi  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Dystopian 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-05-11
Description :  In the virtual future, you must organize to survive<br /><br />At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual "gold," jewels, and precious artifacts. Meanwhile, others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running electronic sweatshops in the world's poorest countries, where countless "gold farmers," bound to their work by abusive contracts and physical threats, harvest virtual treasure for their employers to sell to First World gamers who are willing to spend real money to skip straight to higher-level gameplay.<br /><br />Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of "General Robotwalla." In Shenzen, heart of China's industrial boom, Matthew is defying his former bosses to build his own successful gold-farming team. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, but spends his nights fighting virtual battles alongside his buddies in Asia, a world away. All of these young people, and more, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge of history, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo.<br /><br />The ruthless forces arrayed against them are willing to use any means to protect their power—including blackmail, extortion, infiltration, violence, and even murder. To survive, Big Sister's people must out-think the system. This will lead them to devise a plan to crash the economy of every virtual world at once—a Ponzi scheme combined with a brilliant hack that ends up being the biggest, funnest game of all. <br /><br />Imbued with the same lively, subversive spirit and thrilling storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER an international sensation, FOR THE WIN is a prophetic and inspiring call-to-arms for a new generation<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

18 Content

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Computers  Books  Computers & Internet  Digital Media 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2009-12-02
Description :  Content è la prima collezione di scritti di Cory Doctorow: dai discorsi più irriverenti tenuti in varie conferenze - a partire da quello alla Microsoft, cui chiede di smettere di trattare i propri clienti come criminali applicando assurdi DRM -, ad articoli per Forbes, Locus, InformationWeek e The Guardian riguardo al copyright, ai libri digitali e al rapporto tra conoscenza e nuove tecnologie.

19 Overclocked

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-10-25
Description :  <b>“Cory Doctorow straps on his miner’s helmet and takes you deep into the caverns and underground rivers of pop culture, here filtered through SF-colored glasses. Enjoy.”</b>—Neil Gaiman<br /><br /> <i>New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow has been hailed as one of the freshest voices in science fiction, and this collection of intriguing novellas is yet another reason why.</i><br /><br /> <b>Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live through a bioweapon attack or to have every aspect of your life governed by invisible ants?</b> In Cory Doctorow’s collection of novellas, he wields his formidable experience in technology and computing to give us mind-bending sci-fi tales that explore the possibilities of information technology—and its various uses—run amok.<br /><br /> “Anda’s Game” is a spin on the bizarre new phenomenon of “cyber sweatshops,” in which people are paid very low wages to play online games all day in order to generate in-game wealth, which can be converted into actual money. Another tale tells of the heroic exploits of “sysadmins”—systems administrators—as they defend the cyberworld, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons. <b>And yes, there’s a story about zombies, too.</b><br /><br /> “He sparkles! He fizzes! He does backflips and breaks the furniture! Science fiction needs Cory Doctorow.” —Bruce Sterling, award-winning author of <i>Schismatrix Plus</i> and <i>The Difference Engine</i>

20 In Real Life

Author : Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
Genre :  Comics & Graphic Novels  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Action & Adventure  Sci-Fi 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-10-14
Description :  Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.&#xa0;<br /><br />But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake.&#xa0;<br /><br />From&#xa0;acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, <i>In&#xa0;Real Life</i> is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash.&#xa0;<br />

21 Lockdown

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Computers  Books  Computers & Internet 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2013-07-01
Description :  «Mi spiace, Dave. Purtroppo non posso farlo». Questo potrebbe dire un computer a un utente che fa la cosa sbagliata, almeno secondo il computer stesso. Sembra fantascienza, eppure non lo è. E in un mondo in cui i computer e Internet sono dappertutto – le automobili sono computer che guidiamo, gli aeroplani computer volanti che montano Solaris, gli apparecchi acustici computer che indossiamo – è evidente come tutti i futuri problemi sociopolitici avranno a che fare anche con essi. In questo ebook sono raccolti i testi di due discorsi tenuti da Cory Doctorow in merito al concetto di "computer universale" (general purpose computer) e all'importanza di questo nella vita di tutti i giorni, di tutti noi. Forse può sembrare prematuro, ma è necessario agire prima che sia troppo tardi. Perché, come sostiene Doctorow stesso, «dobbiamo iniziare a pensare oggi ai principi da applicare quando arriverà quel giorno». Questo ebook è lungo 76˙000 battute.

22 Pirate Cinema

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Sci-Fi  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Dystopian 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Little Brother, </i>Cory Doctorow, comes <i>Pirate Cinema, </i>a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.<br /><br />Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household's access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.<br /><br />Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke. <br /><br />Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds….<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

23 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-10-05
Description :  Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Download and start reading this classic sci-fi novel now!

24 Lawful Interception

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2013-09-03
Description :  An all-new tale of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels <i>Little Brother </i>and <i>Homeland</i> -- as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help of friends, hacker allies, and some very clever crowdsourced drones.<br /><br />"I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year." --Neil Gaiman<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

25 Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Professional & Technical  Engineering 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-11-01
Description :  In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's <i>Information Doesn't Want to Be Free</i> takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today -- about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts, <i>Information Doesn't Want to Be Free</i> offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.

26 Scroogled

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Short Stories  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2014-10-29
Description :  “D’accordo, in questa nostra instabile epoca di guerra globale al terrore (o qualsivoglia imitazione della medesima), i viaggi aerei hanno perduto tutto il fascino, il glamour di un tempo. Controlli, interrogatori, radiografie, perquisizioni. Che cosa non si fa nel nome della sicurezza, giusto? Sbagliato. Perché adesso perfino la sicurezza (o qualsivoglia imitazione della medesima) ha scavalcato i parametri. Per tramutarsi in un’arma meta-totalitaria alla rovescia: intrusione, violazione, intimidazione, prevaricazione. La radice maligna di tutto questo? All’apparenza, la più inoffensiva e più improbabile di sempre. Google. Esatto: proprio il "motore di ricerca dei motori di ricerca", diventato l’impero planetario del web. Solo che questo Google non ha proprio più nulla a che spartire con il Google che abbiamo conosciuto e conosciamo. Nel bad new world chiamato Internet, questo Google è un’entità strangolante e opprimente, pervasiva e invasiva. Basta connettersi, anche per istante, e questo Google guarda tutto e vede tutto, scruta tutti e analizza tutti. Un autentico, micidiale Grande Fratello controllato da... chi? Con Scroogled l’asso della fantascienza contemporanea Cory Doctorow traccia la mappa, caustica e impietosa, di un ennesimo inferno virtuale nel quale, volenti ma soprattutto nolenti, potremmo essere già sprofondati.” (Alan D. Altieri) Numero di caratteri: 29.389

27 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-02-01
Description :  <b>Bursting with cutting-edge speculation and human insight, Cory Doctorow's <i>Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom</i> is a coming-of-age romantic comedy and a kick-butt cybernetic tour de force</b><br /><br />Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.<br /><br />Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the care of a network of volunteer "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches.<br /><br />Now, though, it seems the "ad hocs" are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others. For Jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself. <br /><br />Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. This upsets him. (It's only his fourth death and revival, after all.) Now it's war: war for the soul of the Magic Kingdom, a war of ever-shifting reputations, technical wizardry, and entirely unpredictable outcomes.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

28 The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-11-01
Description :  In a Disney-dominated future, a transhuman teenager engages in high velocity adventures until he meets the “meat girl” of his dreams and is forced to choose between immortality and sex in one of Cory Doctorow's most daring novellas. Also included in this collection is “Creativity vs. Copyright,” a transcript of Doctorow’s historic address to the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention, dramatically presenting his controversial case for open-source models not only in information but art as well, and “Outspoken Interview,” in which Doctorow reveals the surprising inspirations for his writing.

29 Livro Livre

Author : Cory Doctorow, Paulo Coelho, Plino Martins Filho, Craig Mod, Seth Godin, Carlo Carrenho & Julio Silveira
Genre :  Language Arts & Disciplines  Books  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-07-31
Description :  O que o digital poder oferecer como novas possibilidades à leitura, à escrita e à publicação? Como os livros escritos, produzidos, distribuídos e lidos de forma digital — livres de restrições de estoque, ponto de venda, matérias-primas e território — afetam (contribuem ou ameaçam, de acordo com o ponto de vista) nossa relação com o texto, a produção e a difusão da cultura? E quais as implicações — econômicas, sociais e morais — do digital na cadeia produtiva do livro e na reconfiguração de seus agentes: autores, editores, livreiros, bibliotecários, professores?<br/> <br/> Em 10 ensaios, profissionais da palavra, entre autores, livreiros e editores, comentam sobre as transformações pelas quais estamos passando e apontam tendências, oportunidades (e riscos) para as novas formas como iremos escrever, disseminar e ler nossas ideias.<br/> <br/> Da redefinição do papel do bibliotecário na era da informação imediata às novas plataformas para a criação literária; da relação das livrarias com o produto digital à pirataria de textos e à dissipação da autoria individual — análise, reflexão e considerações práticas feitas por quem vive pela palavra escrita, para um futuro que já chegou.

30 Printcrime

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-03-26
Description :  This is a short story by Cory Doctrow that addresses copyright issues with 3D printers in a dysfunctional setting. The story is very unusual and has great insight and elicits serious thought. The text does not take long to read but the though, debate and contemplations it will create are intense. Many refer to Doctorow as micro fiction due to the brevity and pointedness of his works. Every word of the book promotes healthy debate and it explores a subject few have envisioned. This book is aa fantastic and thought provoking text and it is incredible the debate it creates in such few pages. It is worth reading just to get a feel for what the advancement of technology faces as laws and it collide.<br /> It examines object oriented printing which in the eyes of the writer will destroy every copyright law known to man and through it into chaos. As time goes by and 3D printing advances the challenges of protecting trademarked data becomes more complicated the arguments make sense and they are not east to answer or solve. How will technology resolve this issue? Does society have the foresight to see it coming? Read the book and see if you can find the answer to these and many more questions.

31 Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-05-30
Description :  <b>Cory Doctorow's miraculous novel of family history, Internet connectivity, and magical secrets</b><br /><br />Alan is a middle-aged entrepeneur who moves to a bohemian neighborhood of Toronto. Living next door is a young woman who reveals to him that she has wings—which grow back after each attempt to cut them off.<br /><br />Alan understands. He himself has a secret or two. His father is a mountain, his mother is a washing machine, and among his brothers are sets of Russian nesting dolls. <br /><br />Now two of the three dolls are on his doorstep, starving, because their innermost member has vanished. It appears that Davey, another brother who Alan and his siblings killed years ago, may have returned, bent on revenge.<br /><br />Under the circumstances it seems only reasonable for Alan to join a scheme to blanket Toronto with free wireless Internet, spearheaded by a brilliant technopunk who builds miracles from scavenged parts. But Alan's past won't leave him alone—and Davey isn't the only one gunning for him and his friends.<br /><br />Whipsawing between the preposterous, the amazing, and the deeply felt, Cory Doctorow's <i>Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town</i> is unlike any novel you have ever read.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

32 Eastern Standard Tribe

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-04-01
Description :  <b>From Cory Doctorow, a powerful and funny novel about time, tribalism, and a young man's dismaying discoveries about his own life</b><br /><br />Scathing, bitter and funny, <i>Eastern Standard Tribe </i>examines the immutable truths of time, and of societies rebuilt in the storm of instant, ubiquitous communication.<br /><br />Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth onto the world.<br /><br />Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications megacorp, but Art's real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe.<br /><br />Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, 24 hours a day. But one thing hasn't changed: the need for sleep. The world is slowly splintering into Tribes held together by a common time zone, less than family and more than nations. Art is working to humiliate the Greenwich Mean Tribe to the benefit of his own people. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted-not happiness, not money, and most certainly not love.<br /><br />Which might explain why Art finds himself stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, debating whether to push a pencil into his brain....<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

33 Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Action & Adventure  Contemporary 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-03-24
Description :  This story is not like the other fantasy stories that you have read. In this story, we look at the lives of several people who are considered as different in this world.<br /> The main character is Alan. He is a middle-aged man who just moved to Toronto and is working as an entrepreneur. He is different because his father is a mountain and his mother is a washing machine. His brothers are: a dead man, three Russian nesting dolls, a fortuneteller and an island. Alan himself is different, because although he looks like a normal human, he can heal immediately and if he cuts off his leg, the leg will grow again. He is a social person and makes friends very quickly. His new friends are his neighbours: Kurt, Mimi, Link, Natalie and Krishna.<br /> Kurt is a man determined to bring free wireless to Toronto and to whom Alan helps with his idea.<br /> Mimi is a student girl, who is born with wings on her back. Her boyfriend is Krishna and he cuts off her wings every three months and abuses her.<br /> It seems that Alan’s life gets better, but then, problems start appearing. His brothers return to his world. His dead brother comes back for revenge, the three nesting dolls try to save their lives and want Alan’s help, and his last brother doesn’t return.<br /> And, this is not the end, but on the contrary, it is just the beginning.

34 Ebook: ovvero né E né book

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Computers  Books  Computers & Internet 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-10-08
Description :  Questo ebook è la traduzione del discorso di Cory Doctorow Ebook: neither E - nor Books tenutosi in occasione della O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference del 2004 a San Diego. L'autore ha rinunciato ai diritti di copyright sul testo, destinandolo al pubblico dominio tramite una Creative Commons License e autorizzandone ogni tipo di riproduzione, utilizzo o modifica. Doctorow espone alcune idee sugli ebook, influenzate dalla sua esperienza maturata al tempo della pubblicazione del suo romanzo Down and out in the magic Kingdom sul Web, come ebook. Il testo analizza gli ebook nei loro vari aspetti: la loro struttura, le modalità di fruizione e appropriazione da parte dei consumatori, l'aspetto commerciale e quello legale del copyright. L'autore pone un accento particolare sul confronto tra ebook e libri tradizionali, evidenziando i pro e i contro di entrambi e mostrando come spesso, queste due tipologie di prodotto abbiano più caratteristiche in comune di quanto non ci sia aspetti. La rivoluzione tecnologica rappresentata dall'avvento degli ebook viene messa a confronto con le altre svolte epocali della storia della tecnologia: dall'avvento della stampa a caratteri mobili, alla diffusione dei media e delle tecnologie moderne, sempre più aperte al concetto di democratizzazione e condivisione dei contenuti. Doctorow si contrappone all'idea di ebook come fallimento, molto diffusa tra gli scrittori, e mette in luce le potenzialità nascoste di questo mezzo espressivo, che secondo lui non deve limitarsi a rimanere una strategia di marketing tesa a far crescere le vendite dei libri tradizionali, ma potrà originare un proprio mercato autonomo di successo. Allo stesso modo Doctorow è critico nei confronti dei sui colleghi, che temono ciecamente il fantasma della pirateria informatica. La maggior parte degli scrittori sembra non rendersi conto di quanto la possibilità di diffondere i propri contenuti tramite il Web porti dei vantaggi molto superiori al rischio di essere copiati e tagliuzzati dagli hacker di libri. Il modello di copia tipico di Internet non è più dannoso dell'avvento della radio o del videoregistratore, e allo stesso modo non mette a rischio le tecnologie preesistenti, ma piuttosto le integra rendendone i contenuti sempre più accessibili e democratici. In conclusione, l'autore commenta con ironia le vigenti norme sui diritti di copyright. Doctorow dimostra come un copyright troppo restrittivo danneggi tutti, dai consumatori agli scrittori, che si vedono limitati nella loro creatività. Il copyright tradizionale è un pericolo per la sopravvivenza delle opere stesse, che rischiano di cadere in oblio ancor prima di entrare nel pubblico dominio. Per tutelare la creatività e la varietà dei prodotti, è necessario riformulare la legislazione sul copyright in modo da renderla compatibile con le potenzialità di Internet.

35 The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack

Author : Gardner Dozois, Allen Steele, Cory Doctorow, Jay Lake, Donald E. Westlake, Frederik Pohl, Avram Davidson, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Carol Emshwiller, Robert Sheckley, Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski, Brenda W. Clough, Keith Laumer, Darrell Schweitzer, Bruce Bethke, Grania Davis, Sterling E. Lanier, James C. Stewart, Rick Raphael, Walter S. Tevis, Charles L. Fontenay, Ken Scholes, Everett B. Cole & Walter J. Sheldon
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2012-09-05
Description :  The fifth volume in the Science Fiction Megapack series collection 25 tales of high adventure through other worlds and times, 5 Hugo and Nebula Award-winners and nominees. Included this time are: <br /> AGAPE AMONG THE ROBOTS, by Allen Steele<br /> THE STARSHIP MECHANIC, by Jay Lake and Ken Scholes<br /> PEACEMAKER, by Gardner Dozois<br /> OR ALL THE SEAS WITH OYSTERS, by Avram Davidson<br /> GRANDMA, by Carol Emshwiller<br /> THE GIFT BEARER, by Charles L. Fontenay<br /> I, ROBOT, by Cory Doctorow<br /> ALL RIGHTS, by Pamela Sargent<br /> THE EICHMANN VARIATIONS, by George Zebrowski<br /> MAY BE SOME TIME, by Brenda W. Clough<br /> CYBERPUNK, by Bruce Bethke<br /> MILLENNIUM, by Everett B. Cole<br /> JOIN OUR GANG? by Sterling E. Lanier<br /> GREYLORN, by Keith Laumer<br /> JUMPING THE LINE, by Grania Davis<br /> HE’S ONLY HUMAN, by Lawrence Watt-Evans<br /> THE WASONICA CORRECTION, by James C. Stewart<br /> CIRCUS, by Alan E. Nourse<br /> THE HATED, by Frederik Pohl<br /> CODE THREE, by Rick Raphael<br /> COST OF LIVING, by Robert Sheckley<br /> THIS IS KLON CALLING, by Walter J. Sheldon<br /> THE BIG BOUNCE, by Walter S. Tevis<br /> THE RISK PROFESSION, by Donald E. Westlake<br /> THE FIRE EGGS, by Darrell Schweitzer <br /><br /> And don't forget to search this ebook store for ?Megapack? to see other volumes in the series, from science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries...and many more!

36 Party Discipline

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-08-30
Description :  In a world where most of us are just surplus population, certain temptations are acute indeed. <br /><br /><i>Party Discipline </i>is a Tor.com Original from bestselling author Cory Doctorow.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

37 Context

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Engineering  Books  Professional & Technical  Fiction & Literature  Essays  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-10-01
Description :  One of the Web’s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow’s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique piece is brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.

38 Little Brother - Homeland

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Crime & Mystery  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-09-30
Description :  Netzfreiheit<br /><br />Marcus Yallow ist zwar noch jung, aber er ist bereits ein Held. Ein Hacker und Untergrundheld, um genau zu sein. Denn Marcus hat zusammen mit anderen Jugendlichen beschlossen, den Kampf gegen einen scheinbar allmächtigen Überwachungsstaat aufzunehmen. Als Marcus eines Tages einen USB-Stick voll streng geheimer Regierungsdaten zugespielt bekommt, steht er vor der Entscheidung seines Lebens – denn wenn er diese Daten veröffentlicht, bricht die Hölle los.<br /><br />Seitdem der junge Marcus als Hacker und Aktivist aufgetreten ist, hat er überall in den Vereinigten Staaten Fans und Nachahmer. Inzwischen ist er ein Held des Widerstands gegen die allgegenwärtige Überwachungstechnologie der Heimatschutzbehörde. Gleichzeitig arbeitet er als Webmaster für einen aufstrebenden Politiker, der genau diesen Zustand verändern will. Doch dann bekommt Marcus von Masha, einer früheren Gegenspielerin, einen USB-Stick mit brandheißen und streng vertraulichen Daten zugesteckt, die er nun veröffentlichen soll. Er zögert, denn wenn er sich dazu bekennt, kostet ihn das seinen Job – und wenn er nicht mitspielt, machen die Behörden einfach weiter. Was soll er tun? Und dann sind da auch noch die verdächtigen Gestalten, die Marcus immer engmaschiger beschatten. Kann er die Bombe platzen lassen? Es gibt nur einen Weg, das herauszufinden …

39 Homeland

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Dystopian  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-02-05
Description :  In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful <i>Little Brother,</i> young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. <br /><br />A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.<br /><br />Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.<br /><br />Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. <br /><br />Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, <i>Homeland</i> is every bit the equal of <i>Little Brother</i>—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

40 Makers

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-27
Description :  Perry and Lester invent things: seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems. When Kodak and Duracell are broken up for parts by sharp venture capitalists, Perry and Lester help to invent the "New Work," a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups. Together, they transform the nation and blogger Andrea Fleeks is there to document it.<br /><br />Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot-bomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Walmarts across the land. As their rides gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive engineers a savage attack on the rides by convincing the police that their 3D printers are being used to make AK-47s.<br /><br />Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perry's friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the fatkins treatment, which turns him into a sybaritic gigolo.<br /><br />Then things get really interesting.<br /><br />At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

41 For the Win

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Young Adult  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2011-10-11
Description :  Spiel um dein Leben - sonst tun es andere...<br /><br />Ob in L. A., in den chinesischen Millionenstädten oder den Slums von Indien – überall werden Online-Games gespielt. Doch für manche bedeuten die Rollenspiele mehr als ein Zeitvertreib: Drei Teenager müssen erkennen, dass sie von skrupellosen Goldfarmern ausgebeutet werden. Sie haben nur eine Chance: Sie müssen sich zusammenschließen, um der Online-Mafia die Stirn zu bieten, und dafür tun sie das, was sie am besten können – spielen.

42 Chicken Little

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  High Tech  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2011-11-08
Description :  Un’agenzia che studia prodotti destinati solo ai più ricchi, una multinazionale che ha venduto una sola idea, un designer che cerca di capire cosa può interessare ai potenti che hanno tutto. E poi: sale viventi, jetpack e un intero mondo disegnato intorno a nuove regole.<br /> Da uno degli autori di fantascienza più brillanti, famosi e premiati di sempre, un affascinante romanzo breve in cui i potenti sconfiggono la morte immersi in vasche tecnologiche.<br /> “C’è un interessante corollario alla crescita delle masse e alla corrispondente riduzione del potere nell’ottima storia di Cory Doctorow “Chicken Little”, riguardo il futuro della pubblicità, nel momento in cui le aziende decidono di dedicarsi ai pochi individui per cui “vale davvero la pena”… il che significa che ci sono state in totale tre vendite da parte di tutte loro messe insieme. Quando certe entità consolidano potere e benessere, quando le società diventano persone e viceversa (e Mitt Romney è d’accordo!), quelle entità cominciano a controllare la sostanza che le cose assumono su Internet. Ciò che sapete, come lo sapete e cosa comprate: si tratta di queste tre cose combinate insieme.”<br /> The Awl

43 Pequeño hermano

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Young Adult 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-03-29
Description :  Con 17 años, Marcus cree que la Red no tiene ningún secreto para él. Por eso puede burlar fácilmente los sistemas de vigilancia de su instituto. Pero su mundo entero cambia cuando él y sus amigos se encuentran atrapados en los disturbios ocasionados por el mayor ataque terrorista sucedido en San Francisco. Hallándose en el lugar y en el sitio equivocados, Marcus y su grupo son detenidos por el Departamento de Seguridad de las Fronteras y son llevados a una cárcel secreta, donde los interrogan brutalmente durante varios días. Cuando por fin son liberados, Marcus descubre que su ciudad se ha transformado en un estado policial, donde cada ciudadano es considerado como un terrorista potencial. Sabe que nadie creerá su historia, lo cual le deja sólo una opción: desmontar él mismo ese temible sistema de control.<br /> ¿Puede un hacker adolescente defenderse contra la tiranía? Puede... sólo si es muy cuidadoso... y muy, muy inteligente.

44 Backup

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  High Tech  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-12-19
Description :  Leben als Sicherungskopie<br /><br />Die virtuelle Revolution hat ein Utopia erzeugt, in dem es keinen Tod und keine Krankheit mehr gibt – jeder kann seinen Geist abspeichern und ihn in einen neuen Körper laden. Doch es kommt vor, dass diese „Backups“ nicht immer dem neuesten Stand entsprechen und Menschen mit veralteten Daten im Kopf herumlaufen. Ein Umstand, den sich so manche kriminelle Organisation zunutze macht …

45 Little brother

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Young Adult  Sci-Fi 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-01-05
Description :  Fan de nouvelles technologies et de jeux vidéo en réseau, Marcus, 17 ans, mène une vie sans histoires... même s'il défie parfois les caméras de surveillance du lycée ou pirate quelques sites Internet. Jusqu'au jour où il est pris dans les mailles d'un service anti-terroriste, emprisonné et torturé. Marcus décide alors de combattre les abus du pouvoir en utilisant ses talents informatiques. Un acte de résistance, qui se transformera en un vaste mouvement de rébellion... <br /><br /> " Ce livre n'aurait jamais vu le jour sans le roman magnifique, bouleversant, de George Orwell, 1984. Le meilleur roman jamais écrit sur une société qui déraille. " <br /> CORY DOCTOROW<br /><br /> Lauréat du Ontario Library White Pine Award et du Prometheus Award en 2009.<br />

46 Wer besitzt das Internet?

Author : Cory Doctorow, Konrad Becker, Eckhard Höffner, Thomas Macho, Gerhard Ruiss, Matthias Spielkamp, Peter Tschmuck & Walter Wippersberg
Genre :  Internet  Books  Computers & Internet  Computers 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-10-04
Description :  "Raubkopierer" gegen "Content-Mafia" - so lauten die gegenseitigen Bezeichnungen der Parteien im tobenden Copyright-Krieg. ACTA, ein internationales Handelsabkommen gegen "Produktpiraterie", hat diesem Konflikt neue Schwungkraft verliehen.<br /> "Wer besitzt das Internet?" versammelt Meinungen und Personen, die in diese Debatte involviert sind. Die Einen halten das aktuelle Urheberrecht für längst überflüssig und orten in der zunehmenden Kontrolle der Behörden über das Netz eine viel größere Gefahr als im Tausch von Dateien. Andere Autoren wiederum verteidigen die Rechte der Künstler an ihren Werken (und damit auch deren Existenzgrundlage) gegenüber der Gratis-Kultur im Internet.

47 Pirate Cinema

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-09-01
Description :  Die Kunst ist eine Tochter der Freiheit<br /><br />Trent McCauley ist sechzehn und ein Genie: Aus dem Internet lädt er sich Blockbuster herunter und bastelt aus dem Material neue Filme. Dass das illegal ist, kümmert ihn wenig. Bis er erwischt wird. In seiner Verzweiflung flüchtet er nach London, in der Hoffnung, dass ihn in der Großstadt erst mal niemand entdeckt. In der Künstler- und Aktivistenszene findet er Unterschlupf – und erfährt, dass die Regierung ein neues Gesetz plant: Selbst kleinste Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Internet sollen mit drakonischen Strafen geahndet werden. Trent und seine neuen Freunde ahnen, dass dahinter einige mächtige Medienkonzerne stecken, die das Internet zu ihrem Herrschaftsgebiet erklären wollen. Doch da haben sie nicht mit Trent gerechnet, der genau das tut, was er am besten kann: einen Film produzieren, diesmal zum Zwecke der Aufklärung.

48 En la vida real

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Comics & Graphic Novels  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Comics & Graphic Novels  Graphic Novels 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-04-09
Description :  A Amanda le encanta jugar a TerrÁurea en línea, el juego de rol multijugador masivo al que dedica la mayor parte de su tiempo libre. En esa realidad puede ser una líder, una luchadora, una heroína; es un espacio donde conocer a gente de todo el mundo y hacer amigos.<br /> Pero las cosas se complican cuando se hace amiga de un «granjero», un pobre chico chino cuyo avatar en el juego cosecha ilícitamente objetos valiosos para luego venderlos a jugadores de países desarrollados a los que les sobra el dinero. A pesar de ser un comportamiento que va en contra de las normas de TerrÁurea, Amanda pronto comprende que las diferencias entre el bien y el mal no quedan tan claras cuando está en juego el sustento real de una persona real.<br /> De manos de Cory Doctorow, autor de literatura juvenil (Pequeño hermano) y editor del blog Boing Boing, y Jen Wang, la creadora de Koko Be Good, En la vida real es una mirada perspicaz y arriesgada sobre la adolescencia, los videojuegos, la pobreza y las diferencias culturales.

49 Das echte Leben

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Comics & Graphic Novels  Books  Kids  Fiction  Comics & Graphic Novels  Graphic Novels 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2015-05-20
Description :  Anda liebt Coarsegold Online, ein Online-Rollenspiel, in dessen virtueller Welt sie den größten Teil ihrer Freizeit verbringt. Dort kann sie eine Anführerin sein, eine Kämpferin, eine Heldin. Sie trifft dort Gleichgesinnte aus der ganzen Welt und findet neue Freunde. Es wird jedoch alles ziemlich kompliziert, als Anda sich mit einem Goldfarmer anfreundet - einem armen chinesischem Jungen, der mit seinem Avatar im Spiel unerlaubterweise wertvolle Gegenstände sammelt, um diese an reiche Spieler aus wirtschaftstarken Staaten verkauft, die sich so etwas leisten können. In Coarsegold sind solche Transaktionen strengstens verboten, aber Anda begreift sehr schnell, dass man nicht so leicht zwischen gut und böse unterscheiden kann, wenn es um den Lebensunterhalt einer realen Person geht. <br/> <br/> Das echte Leben stammt aus der Feder der gefeierten Jugendbuchautoren Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, For the Win, Boing Boing) und Jen Wang (Koko be good). Es ist eine sensible Geschichte über die Zeit des Erwachsenwerdens, Gaming, Armut und das Aufeinanderprallen verschiedener Kulturen.

50 Nosso Belo Amanhã

Author : Cory Doctorow
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2013-11-10
Description :  Em um futuro próximo, Jimmy, um pré-adolescente trans-humano, caça wumpus — monstros mecânicos que transformam matéria inorgânica em solo arável — e defende a última cidade sobre a Terra, preservada como relíquia da Era da Ciência. Quando se depara com uma menina, de &#34;carne&#34;, do grupo rival dos Ecochatos, Jimmy terá que escolher entre a imortalidade e o sexo, em uma das mais ousadas histórias de Cory Doctorow, autor bestseller do New York Times com o romance Pequeno irmão .



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