Originally published at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/08/somebody-leaves-town/
- The grand conclusion of Someone Comes to Town: Part 31, the final installment of my serialized novel podcast.
- This day in history: 2006, 2011, 2016
- Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading
The grand conclusion of Someone Comes to Town (permalink)
Last April, I began a serialzed weekly reading of my 2006 novel "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, which Gene Wolfe called "a glorious book unlike any book you’ve ever read."
Today – 31 installments later! – I finished reading the book.
You can catch up on the other installments here:
and subscribe to my podcast feed here:
Here's a direct link to the MP3 (hosting courtesy of the Internet Archive; they'll host your stuff for free, forever, too!):
There's also an official – far superior! – audiobook edition from Blackstone audio, read by Bronson Pinchot. It's DRM-free, too:
This day in history (permalink)
#15yrsago Mosaic of favicons from around the Web https://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/96968793/
#15yrsago Difference Engine mechanical computer made from legos https://web.archive.org/web/20060205044928/http://acarol.woz.org/
#15yrsago Kelly Link’s “Magic for Beginners” – knockout short story collection https://memex.craphound.com/2006/02/07/kelly-links-magic-for-beginners-knockout-short-story-collection/
#15yrsago Adbusters and the Economist have the same covers http://pieratt.com/odds/adbusters_vs_theeconomist.jpg
#15yrsago Web 1.0 logo-mosaic https://web.archive.org/web/20060216081719/http://www.complexify.com/buttons/
#10yrsago Hamster-powered strandbeest walker https://crabfuartworks.blogspot.com/2011/02/hamster-powered-walker.html
#10yrsago UK Tories get majority of funding from bankers https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/feb/08/tory-funds-half-city-banks-financial-sector
#5yrsago How America’s presidents started cashing out https://theintercept.com/2016/02/08/taxpayers-give-big-pensions-to-ex-presidents-precisely-so-they-dont-have-to-sell-out/
#5yrsago Usborne releases free PDFs of its classic 1980s computer programming books https://usborne.com/us/books/browse-by-category/science-and-technology/computers-and-coding
#5yrsago Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace https://www.wired.com/2016/02/its-been-20-years-since-this-man-declared-cyberspace-independence/
#5yrsago Indian regulator stands up for net neutrality, bans Facebook’s walled garden https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/facebooks-free-internet-app-banned-by-indias-new-net-neutrality-rule/
Today's top sources:
- My next novel, "The Lost Cause," a post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation. Friday's progress: 500 words (107753 total).
A short story, "Jeffty is Five," for The Last Dangerous Visions. Friday's progress: 301 words (3747 total).
Currently reading: Analogia by George Dyson.
Latest podcast: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (part 30) https://craphound.com/articles/2021/01/31/someone-comes-to-town-someone-leaves-town-part-30/
- Talking Attack Surface with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Feb 9, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reboot-attack-surface-ft-cory-doctorow-registration-139596814831
Launch for the young adult edition of Edward Snowden's memoir PERMANENT RECORD, Feb 9, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edward-snowden-in-conversation-with-cory-doctorow-tickets-136734968973
Boskone, 58, Feb 12-15, https://boskone.org/
Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/
Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Contemporary Political Struggle: Social Movements, Social Surveillance, Social Media (with Zeynep Tufekci), Feb 24, https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I99f4x8WRiKCfKUljVcYPg
World Ethical Data Forum keynote, Mar 17-19, https://worldethicaldataforum.org/wedf-2020
Interop: Self-Determination vs Dystopia (FITC), Apr 19-21, https://fitc.ca/presentation/interop/
- Chop Shop Economics https://soundcloud.com/chopshopeconomics/unlocked-special-episode-9-cory-doctorow/s-VzUA5S25But
Monocle Reads https://monocle.com/radio/shows/meet-the-writers/monocle-reads-87/play/
Hedging Bets on the Future (Motherboard Cyber):
- "Attack Surface": The third Little Brother novel, a standalone technothriller for adults. The Washington Post called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance." Order signed, personalized copies from Dark Delicacies https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1840/Available_Now%3A_Attack_Surface.html
"How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism": an anti-monopoly pamphlet analyzing the true harms of surveillance capitalism and proposing a solution. https://onezero.medium.com/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-8135e6744d59 (print edition: https://bookshop.org/books/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism/9781736205907)
"Little Brother/Homeland": A reissue omnibus edition with a new introduction by Edward Snowden: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250774583; personalized/signed copies here: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1750/July%3A__Little_Brother_%26_Homeland.html
"Poesy the Monster Slayer" a picture book about monsters, bedtime, gender, and kicking ass. Order here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626723627. Get a personalized, signed copy here: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1562/_Poesy_the_Monster_Slayer.html.
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