Books by Cory Doctorow

IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Thought-provoking, as always from Doctorow. (Graphic fiction. 12-16)
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Online gaming and real life collide when a teen discovers the hidden economies and injustices that hide among seemingly innocent pixels.
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INFORMATION DOESN'T WANT TO BE FREE by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Doctorow has spoken and written on these issues many times before but never quite so persuasively. Required reading for creators making their ways through the new world."
In his best-selling novel Ready Player One, Ernest Cline predicted that decades from now, Doctorow (Homeland, 2013, etc.) should share the presidency of the Internet with actor Wil Wheaton. Consider this manifesto to be Doctorow's qualifications for the job. Read full book review >
HOMELAND by Cory Doctorow
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Outstanding for its target audience, and even those outside Doctorow's traditional reach may find themselves moved by its call to action. (afterwords, bibliography) (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Doctorow strikes a successful balance between agenda and story in his newest near-future, pre-dystopian thriller. Read full book review >
PIRATE CINEMA by Cory Doctorow
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"For computer-savvy kids who like to think. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
The near future's oppressive copyright laws criminalize creativity in the name of protecting it. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Fun, but one might expect more from these two."
Obviously, the title must be understood in two senses: How rapturous is it that two titanic figures of geek culture collaborated for this trippy, technobabble-laden tale of the Singularity (aka the technological Rapture)? Read full book review >
FOR THE WIN by Cory Doctorow
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fans, future bankers and future gametechs will be in heaven; those without interest will skim or give up by the halfway mark. (Science fiction. YA)"
In a future so close it will be easily mistaken for today, teens all over the world play massively multiplayer online role-playing games, but not all are in the game for fun. Read full book review >
MAKERS by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Uncharacteristically bland and disappointing."
A strangely lifeless outing from Canadian author and blogger Doctorow. Read full book review >
LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow
Released: May 1, 2008

"Terrifying glimpse of the future—or the present. (Fiction. 13+)"
In this unapologetically didactic tribute to 1984, Marcus—known online as w1n5t0n (pronounced "Winston")—takes on the Department of Homeland Security. Read full book review >
OVERCLOCKED by Cory Doctorow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"The ideas don't always stand up to a searching examination, but the appealing characters, snappy writing and swift pace will surely tempt the younger and/or geekier sections of the SF audience."
Five substantial stories plus one short-short, all previously published, all computer-related and bulging with knowing SF references. Read full book review >
SOMEONE COMES TO TOWN, SOMEONE LEAVES TOWN by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2005

"Smart, clever, delightful stuff; it falls short of perfect—there are some unconvincing moments—but it's still likely to be one of the better non-magic-and-dragon fantasies this year."
Fine modern fantasy from up-and-coming SF writer (Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, 2003) and happening Web editor (boingboing.net) Doctorow, with the potential to please both SF and mainstream readers. Read full book review >
EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A near-future yarn that would have worked better as a piece of speculative nonfiction."
Art is a secret agent, but not in the typical meaning of that phrase. He doesn't represent a government, a military, or even a shadowy corporation. Read full book review >
DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The language has pop and the ideas are launched from the page with plenty of fizz, but Doctorow ultimately hamstrings himself with a monumentally trivial storyline."
Walt Disney's vice-like grip on the American imagination continues unabated, even many long years into the future when one might hope that people would know better. Read full book review >