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Neumatic

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Little Brother/Homeland by Cory Doctorow
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:05:02 pm »
I'm sure I mentioned these here and there on the board but I'm surprised I didn't do a thread for 'em yet.  They're fiction which I don't see much of on here, but they're VERY timely.  This is a two year old video of the author talking about the theme of his movie: surveillance and technology and how you fight back against it.  And it seems like you guys would be into it given the roles that computers and video games and consoles play in the narrative.


The books are creative commons and on his site, meaning you can download 'em and share 'em and all that and he doesn't care.  Though I was quite happy to buy the books.

Something I particularly like is how accessible the tech is to the reader, stuff like building computers or how privacy systems work is explained in a very easy way, they're not just using computers, you're understanding what they're doing, why it works and how it functions.  It's something very few writers can do well, and it really puts you in there instead of, say, a movie where you just see someone typing at a screen.
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Re: Little Brother/Homeland by Cory Doctorow
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 05:33:32 am »
Will definitely give this a look.
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