CORY DOCTOROW reads from LITTLE BROTHER. Free event.
Marcus, a.k.a "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works—and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they're mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.
"I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year." —Neil Gaiman
Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing and writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online, and Locus. He has won the Locus Award three times, been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, and was named one of the Web's twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine. He hopes you'll use technology to change the world.
Official Website: http://www.codysbooks.com
Added by tereneta on April 22, 2008