With a Little Help
151 Installments—Entirely free
Here's what Cory Doctorow writes:
With a Little Help is my first serious experiment in self-publishing. I’ve published many novels, short story collections, books of essays and so on with publishers, and it’s all been very good and satisfying and educational and so on, but it seems like it’s time to try something new.
You see, I’ve always released my work under open licenses from the Creative Commons project, so that my readers could share and remix my works. A good number of these readers wanted to know why I didn’t distribute the physical book as well, and see what a writer working on his own could do.
So here we have it. With a Little Help, consists of 12 stories, all reprints except for “Epoch,” which was commissioned by the Ubuntu project‘s Mark Shuttleworth for $10,000 (this being the most expensive option for buying the book — don’t worry, there are cheaper editions).
And thanks to Cory, DailyLit is able to make With a Little Help available to our readers.
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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)
For my friends, past, present and future. No man is an island.
It turns out the future doesn't really care about space travel. It used to, or at least when I was growing up all the science fiction I read promised that space travel would someday be commonplace. That was what made it the future: we ...
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Reviewed by Avocadoshake on Apr 18, 2013
Every story draws you in, good read.
Reviewed by illyanarasputin on Jun 26, 2012
Looking For Some Daily Lit Sci-Fi? Look No Further
Quite good collection of short stories: recommended.
Reviewed by mustang6771 on Oct 24, 2011
The "little help" you need to try out this book.
A very inventive collection short of technological stories. This is my first C.D. book and I am pleased to say it is well worth the time to read through it. I will surely be reading more of his writings.
Reviewed by jeancain on May 28, 2011
This collection presents the ideas that make SF interesting in a skilled, contemporary manner. The characterizations and the tech details -- excellent.
Reviewed by andrejules on Apr 1, 2011
With a Little Help
This Cory Doctorow sci-fi tale is set in the future, but many of the things happening coulod happen in our present. I find it intriquing.
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