Cory Doctorow

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Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction novelist, blogger
and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog
Boing Boing (, and a contributor to The Guardian, the
New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers,
magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs
for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (, a non-profit civil
liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy,
standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer
science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting
Professor; in 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg
Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

His novels have been translated into dozens of languages and are
published by Tor Books, Titan Books (UK) and HarperCollins (UK) and
simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons
licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing, a move that
increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work.
He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the
Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. His latest young
adult novel is HOMELAND, the bestselling sequel to 2008's LITTLE
BROTHER. His latest novel for adults is RAPTURE OF THE NERDS, written
with Charles Stross and published in 2012. His New York Times
Bestseller LITTLE BROTHER was published in 2008. His latest short
story collection is WITH A LITTLE HELP, available in paperback, ebook,
audiobook and limited edition hardcover. In 2011, Tachyon Books
published a collection of his essays, called CONTEXT: FURTHER SELECTED
21ST CENTURY (with an introduction by Tim O'Reilly) and IDW published
a collection of comic books inspired by his short fiction called CORY
BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW, a PM Press Outspoken Authors chapbook, was also
published in 2011.

LITTLE BROTHER was nominated for the 2008 Hugo, Nebula, Sunburst and
Locus Awards. It won the Ontario Library White Pine Award, the
Prometheus Award as well as the Indienet Award for bestselling young
adult novel in America's top 1000 independent bookstores in 2008; it
was the San Francisco Public Library's One City/One Book choice for
2013. It has also been adapted for stage by Josh Costello.

He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola,
sold to OpenText, Inc in 2003, and presently serves on the boards and
advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Clarion
Foundation, The Glenn Gould Foundation, and the Chabot Space & Science
Center's SpaceTime project.

In 2007, Entertainment Weekly called him, "The William Gibson of his
generation." He was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2007/8/9/10
Web Celebrities, and one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global
Leaders for 2007.

His forthcoming books include IN REAL LIFE (a graphic novel from
FirstSecond), INFORMATION DOESN'T WANT TO BE FREE, a nonfiction book
about copyright (from McSweeney's), and a children's picture book.

On February 3, 2008, he became a father. The little girl is called
Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow, and is a marvel
that puts all the works of technology and artifice to shame.