A Place So Foreign and Eight More
88 Installments— in English—Entirely free
Doctorow's first short-story collection. "Craphound", "0wnz0red", and others.
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Born in 1971 to a Canadian family whose values included political activism, Cory Doctorow devoted much of his youth to activist and social justice causes. After leaving college without a degree, he went on to serve pivotal roles in the field of copyright in the electronic and internet age. In 2003, he published his first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, which was greeted with much success from the science fiction community. A sought-after lecturer, Doctorow recently held the inaugural Fulbright Chair in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. He has since published other works, among them a short-story collection entitled A Place So Foreign and Eight More, and a novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
Craphound had wicked yard-sale karma, for a rotten, filthy alien bastard. He was too good at panning out the single grain of gold in a raging river of uselessness for me not to like him -- respect him, anyway. But then he found the cowboy trunk. It was two months' rent to me and nothing but some ...Back to top
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Reviewed by Billzman on Feb 20, 2010
Great Story About The Alien...!
I only have read the first short story about the
alien junk dealer he calls Craphound. Very funny and
colorful. Look forward to reading more from this author.
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