The Actual Star: Monica Byrne's millennium-spanning tour-de-force climate novel.
#15yrsago Bruce Sterling story: How kids’ lives will be ruined by Internet control http://www.churchofvirus.org/bbs/index.php?board=6;action=display;threadid=36318
#10yrsago William Gibson in 1994 discussing ebooks, online radicalization and internet balkanization http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2011/09/lnl_20110916_2240.mp3
#5yrsago Making Conversation: 59 lively and delightful essays from Teresa Nielsen Hayden https://memex.craphound.com/2016/09/21/making-conversation-59-lively-and-delightful-essays-from-teresa-nielsen-hayden/
#5yrsago RCMP: Former Canadian mint worker smuggled out $180K by hiding it up his butt https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-170k-in-mint-gold-allegedly-smuggled-in-body-cavity-judge-hears
#5yrsago What yesterday’s hilariously awful testimony by Wells Fargo’s CEO portends for his future https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/09/wells-fargo-ceos-teflon-don-act-backfires-at-senate-hearing-i-take-full-responsibility-means-anything-but.html
#5yrsago Really excellent advice for finishing a book http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/09/20/heres-how-to-finish-that-fucking-book-you-monster/
#5yrsago Free trade lowers prices — but not on things poor people need (and it pushes up housing prices) http://www.ddorn.net/papers/Autor-Dorn-Hanson-ChinaShock.pdf
#5yrsago Lickspittle consigliere: how the super-rich abuse their wealth managers as loyalty tests https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/21/how-to-hide-it-inside-secret-world-of-wealth-managers
#5yrsago Novum Pharma’s $240, semi-useless acne cream now costs $10,000/tube https://www.ft.com/content/7c184d2e-7eac-11e6-bc52-0c7211ef3198#axzz4KsfTbAmC
#1yrago California's fire-debt https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/21/too-big-to-jail/#aflame
#1yrago Fincen (they fucking knew all along) https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/21/too-big-to-jail/#fincen
September 4th's threads: Proctorio's awful reviews disappear down the memory hole; 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."
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* From Wayback to Way Forward: The Internet Archive turns 25, Oct 21
* Keynote for SeaGL 2021, Nov 5-6
* Walled Culture
* Poesy the Monster Slayer, Turn the Page
* Launch for Ben Rosenbaum's "The Unraveling" (Booksoup)
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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