Cory Doctorow

in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 17, 1971




Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel In Real Life, the nonfiction business book Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free, and young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture Of The Nerds and Makers. He is a Fellow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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My appearance on the MMT podcast

I’ve been following the Modern Monetary Theory debate for about 18 months, and I’m largely a convert: governments spend money into existence and tax it out of existence, and government deficit spending is only inflationary if it’s bidding against the private sector for goods or services, which means that the government could guarantee every unemployed person a job (say, working on the Green New...

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Little Brother (Little Brot...

3.93 avg rating — 44,697 ratings — published 2008 — 70 editions
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In Real Life

3.80 avg rating — 23,836 ratings — published 2014 — 19 editions
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Down and Out in the Magic K...

3.56 avg rating — 11,611 ratings — published 2003 — 35 editions
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Homeland (Little Brother, #2)

3.96 avg rating — 7,343 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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For the Win

3.79 avg rating — 6,027 ratings — published 2010 — 24 editions
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Pirate Cinema

3.71 avg rating — 5,367 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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3.71 avg rating — 5,402 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Eastern Standard Tribe

3.48 avg rating — 3,512 ratings — published 2004
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Someone Comes to Town, Some...

3.51 avg rating — 3,146 ratings — published 2005 — 23 editions
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3.74 avg rating — 5,113 ratings — published 2017 — 18 editions
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Little Brother Homeland
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“Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.”
Cory Doctorow, Little Brother

“We are the people of the book. We love our books. We fill our houses with books. We treasure books we inherit from our parents, and we cherish the idea of passing those books on to our children. Indeed, how many of us started reading with a beloved book that belonged to one of our parents? We force worthy books on our friends, and we insist that they read them. We even feel a weird kinship for the people we see on buses or airplanes reading our books, the books that we claim. If anyone tries to take away our books—some oppressive government, some censor gone off the rails—we would defend them with everything that we have. We know our tribespeople when we visit their homes because every wall is lined with books. There are teetering piles of books beside the bed and on the floor; there are masses of swollen paperbacks in the bathroom. Our books are us. They are our outboard memory banks and they contain the moral, intellectual, and imaginative influences that make us the people we are today.”
Cory Doctorow

“When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”
Cory Doctorow



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