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Inside: Conspiracy fantasy; Podcasting "Self Publishing"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2021/07/05/ide

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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:
mystgalaxy.com/sharpson71021

My review:
pluralistic.net/2021/07/01/bas

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

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10652913

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Municipal code's list of code-words for escort services that may not be used in classified advertising web.archive.org/web/2001071617

Sf is the only literature people care enough about to steal on the Internet locusmag.com/2006/Issues/07Doc

Steven “Jumper” Gould’s new novel 7TH SIGMA: genre-busting science fiction/western kicks ass memex.craphound.com/2011/07/05

RIP, Len Sassaman: cypherpunk and anonymity hacker news.hitb.org/content/rip-len-

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Peak indifference: privacy as a public health issue locusmag.com/2016/07/cory-doct

Nigel “Brexit” Farage, having tanked the UK economy, retires to “get his life back” bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36702

Hidden “anti-crime” mics are proliferating on US public transit, recording riders’ conversations csoonline.com/article/3090502/

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Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of July the Fourth for the Negro,” read by James Earl Jones democracynow.org/2015/7/3/what

New York’s stately libraries sport hidden apartments for live-in caretakers 6sqft.com/life-behind-the-stac

Tories use Brexit as an excuse to slash corporate taxes to the lowest of any major economy ft.com/content/d5aedda0-412e-1

UK cops routinely raided police databases to satisfy personal interest or make money on the side vice.com/en/article/yp3n3y/uk-

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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: darkdel.com/store/p1840/Availa

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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:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Signed copies here:
darkdel.com/store/p2024/Availa

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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."

craphound.com/shop/

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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.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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If you're a Medium subscriber, you can read these - as well as previews of upcoming magazine columns and early exclusives on doctorow.medium.com.

My latest Medium column is "Self Publishing," about the consolidation in publishing and what to do about it

doctorow.medium.com/self-publi

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