Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Conspiracy fantasy; Podcasting "Self Publishing"; and more!
Next Saturday, July 10, I'm helping Neil Sharpson launch his debut novel,"When the Sparrow Falls" at an event with Mysterious Galaxy:
Conspiracy fantasy: The political significance and personal appeal of conspiratorialism.
Podcasting "Self Publishing": My column on monopolism, publishing, and the fortunes of authors.
#20yrsago Municipal code's list of code-words for escort services that may not be used in classified advertising https://web.archive.org/web/20010716172254/http://www.ci.sparks.nv.us/municode/Title_5/66/100.html
#15yrsago Sf is the only literature people care enough about to steal on the Internet http://www.locusmag.com/2006/Issues/07DoctorowCommentary.html
#10yrsago Steven “Jumper” Gould’s new novel 7TH SIGMA: genre-busting science fiction/western kicks ass https://memex.craphound.com/2011/07/05/steven-jumper-goulds-new-novel-7th-sigma-genre-busting-science-fiction-western-kicks-ass/
#10yrsago RIP, Len Sassaman: cypherpunk and anonymity hacker https://news.hitb.org/content/rip-len-sassaman-crypto-expert-and-privacy-advocate
#5yrsago Peak indifference: privacy as a public health issue https://locusmag.com/2016/07/cory-doctorow-peak-indifference/
#5yrsago Hidden “anti-crime” mics are proliferating on US public transit, recording riders’ conversations https://www.csoonline.com/article/3090502/big-brother-is-listening-as-well-as-watching.html
#5yrsago Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of July the Fourth for the Negro,” read by James Earl Jones https://www.democracynow.org/2015/7/3/what_to_the_slave_is_4th
#5yrsago New York’s stately libraries sport hidden apartments for live-in caretakers https://www.6sqft.com/life-behind-the-stacks-the-secret-apartments-of-new-york-libraries/
#5yrsago Tories use Brexit as an excuse to slash corporate taxes to the lowest of any major economy https://www.ft.com/content/d5aedda0-412e-11e6-9b66-0712b3873ae1
#5yrsago UK cops routinely raided police databases to satisfy personal interest or make money on the side https://www.vice.com/en/article/yp3n3y/uk-police-accessed-civilian-data
#1yrago The real racial wealth gap https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/05/racial-wealth-divide/#class-war
#1yrago What to the Slave Is the 4th of July https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/04/pluralistic-04-jul-2020/#corinthian-hall
Saturday's threads: The future is symmetrical; and more!
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."
Get signed books from @darkdel: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1840/Available_Now%3A_Attack_Surface.html
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:
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."
* Launch for Neil Sharpson's When the Sparrow Falls (Mysterious Galaxy), Jul 10, https://www.mystgalaxy.com/sharpson71021 (my review: https://pluralistic.net/2021/07/01/basilisk-tamers/#rage-against-the-machine)
* The Bitcoin Podcast:
* The Rent's Too Damned High, Macro n Cheese:
* 3D Printing Sci-Fi, 3DPOD:
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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