As a nerd who occasionally dons a tinfoil hat, my literary interests naturally include dystopian fiction. A new fiction by Cory Doctorow is being released as a free ebook under a Creative Commons license. I admit I haven't yet read Little Brother, but the subject matter has me quite excited. In a nutshell, the novel details the dangers of trading liberties and privacy for (a sense of) security, and does so in a relevant, contemporary fashion. Hopefully it will find acceptance among its target audience, late teens, who tend to be wary of nontrivial entertainment. Click through for a description and download links.
Little Brother, a free youth ebook
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008