Pluralistic: 08 Feb 2021

Originally published at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/08/somebody-leaves-town/


Today's links



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."

https://craphound.com/category/someone/

Today – 31 installments later! – I finished reading the book.

https://craphound.com/news/2021/02/07/someone-comes-to-town-someone-leaves-town-part-31-conclusion/

You can catch up on the other installments here:

https://craphound.com/podcast/?s=%22someone%20comes%22

and subscribe to my podcast feed here:

https://feeds.feedburner.com/doctorow_podcast

Here's a direct link to the MP3 (hosting courtesy of the Internet Archive; they'll host your stuff for free, forever, too!):

https://archive.org/download/Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_377/Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_377_-_Someone_Comes_to_Town_Someone_Leaves_Town_031.mp3

There's also an official – far superior! – audiobook edition from Blackstone audio, read by Bronson Pinchot. It's DRM-free, too:

https://www.downpour.com/someone-comes-to-town-someone-leaves-town



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/



Colophon (permalink)

Today's top sources:

Currently writing:

  • 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/
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