Literary

Author Cory Doctorow Talks Tech, Trotsky, What He's Reading, and Why He's Giving Away His Books For Free

Cory Doctorow, is a man of many faces. The Canadian-born science fiction author, is also a technology activist, journalist, and blogger. He is the co-founder of an open source peer-to-peer software company called OpenCola, and has worked as an activist and later the director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation before leaving to pursue writing full-time in 2006. Most of all, he is a man you should know about.

Doctorow released his first novel, "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" (and subsequent novels) under a Creative Commons license, which allows readers to download the book for free.

Cory Doctorow will discuss his work at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe this Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. and "Hackers + Activism: Aaron Swartz, Anonymous and the Ethics of Digital Community" at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix on Monday, February 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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