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Next Saturday, July 10, I'm helping Neil Sharpson launch his debut novel,"When the Sparrow Falls" at an event with Mysterious Galaxy:

My review:


Podcasting "Self Publishing": My column on monopolism, publishing, and the fortunes of authors.


Municipal code's list of code-words for escort services that may not be used in classified advertising

Sf is the only literature people care enough about to steal on the Internet

Steven “Jumper” Gould’s new novel 7TH SIGMA: genre-busting science fiction/western kicks ass

RIP, Len Sassaman: cypherpunk and anonymity hacker


Peak indifference: privacy as a public health issue

Nigel “Brexit” Farage, having tanked the UK economy, retires to “get his life back”

Hidden “anti-crime” mics are proliferating on US public transit, recording riders’ conversations


Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of July the Fourth for the Negro,” read by James Earl Jones

New York’s stately libraries sport hidden apartments for live-in caretakers

Tories use Brexit as an excuse to slash corporate taxes to the lowest of any major economy

UK cops routinely raided police databases to satisfy personal interest or make money on the side


My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

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My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."


My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.


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