Festival of Winds
Emmy and Gaby
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Read this book
I could have started with "steal this book" which was one of the many inspirations for Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother". However, as he offers this book for free via a creative commons license, it wouldn't really be stealing now would it?
Little Brother is set in the near future, where the liberties and freedoms we know today, already reduced by the government's response to 9/11, are further curtailed in the face of a fresh terrorist attack. The story chronicles the fight wrought on the streets of San Francisco to regain these liberties and stop the totalitarian control of the DHS.
Through innovative use of the ubiquitous technology of the time our protagonists chronicle their fight, their triumphs and their heartbreaking losses. A powerful tribute to the way our world could have been (and might very well end up) this novel is a must read for anyone interested in freedoms lost and found in the face of terrorism, the subculture of hackers or even just those with an insatiable desire to know or figure out how things work.
Download a copy today or purchase the dead (but recycled) tree version at your local book store.
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