December 12th 2008

Little Brother. Cory Doctorow.

Cory Doctorow reads Little Brother
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Little Brother. Cory Doctorow. 2008 ISBN 9780765319852.  This author is new to me. He is a coeditor of Boing Boing and a Hugo Award nominee winner .  Plus he really knows his stuff.  If you like your science fiction to be about events just around the corner then this is the book for you and your misunderstood teenagers. I can not imagine any young person under 21 who can not relate to the behaviors, attitudes and events in this book.  Riping plotline (DHS turns San Francisco into a police state), believeable (and recognizable) characters (only the young can get eveyone’s freedoms back) , with decent development make this my recommended science fiction gift book of the season, but,  you will want to read it too.  All the stuff in here could happen. As a bonus,  there is a decent learning sets on crypto and security systems embedded in the highly readible text, with some moral business lessons as well.  Cleanly written work, a great East – West plane ride book. Microsofties may take some offense – this is an open source advocates zone for certain. Love the names. e.g. Paranoid:Linux, with version names like  ParanoidXBox!

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