Chances are that you’ve heard the name Cory Doctorow and if you haven’t you’ve more than likely read something that he’s written. You might be asking yourself how that’s possible. For starters, Doctorow is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired and many other newspapers, magazines and websites.
What you might not know about Doctorow is that he’s a science fiction novelist and technology activist. As the former Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) he also holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he’s a Visiting Professor. Put all this talent, knowledge and passion together and you’ve got an author with a gift for creating books clever, tech fiction that has mass appeal.
Doctorow is sharing his award-winning novel Pirate Cinema with readers. Download it, read it and tell others about the book or leave a monetary tip to support future writings.
Neat and tidy. Here’s a summary about Pirate Cinema:
A dystopian UK backdrop is used to tell the story of sixteen year-old Trent McCauley. He’s obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. A punishable offense that results in suspension of Internet access for a year, McCauley fights for creativity through activism in an attempt to change the minds of government and conglomerates alike.
Please note that even though Cory Doctorow is making his downloadable book available for free it might not be ok for you to re-distribute the book without his permission.
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