Cory has always released his books under the Creative Commons open license, which allows his readers to share and re-mix his books. This time around Doctorow is experimenting in self-publishing the book in a number of different formats from free text and audio podcast, through an audio CD book, to a limited edition hard cover physical book.
In my opinion, together with Charlie Stross, Cory Doctorow is among the most prolific and visionary science fiction writers of our generation. Amazingly, his prolific writing seems to improve, rather than dilute the quality of his work, and With A Little Help is a good example of that. The book contains 12 previously published short stories, as well as one new one – Epoch, which was commissioned by the Ubuntu project‘s Mark Shuttleworth.
You can click any of the title links above and visit his book’s home page for more information on how to buy a copy, or, you can download the full text for free here.
Finally, every day for the next 2 weeks, I will be publishing a free chapter of his audio book as a daily special podcast feature for Singularity 1 on 1.
Today I am starting off by posting the Introduction and Chapter 2 – The Things That Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away. (As always, you can stream the podcasts below or download the mp3 files in full.)
Introduction (read by Jonathan Coulton)
Chapter 2 – The Things That Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away (read by Hugh AD Spencer)
Enjoy but do let me know which one was your favorite!
… And, thanks for sharing your amazing work with us Cory!!!
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