Cory Doctorow was making big waves when we talked to him about his second novel, Eastern Standard Tribe. His Boing Boing blog was a huge hit, he was a leader in the movement to keep the internet free and democratic and, writing his novels and posting them chapter by chapter, Doctorow pioneered online publishing. But it was the writing itself that originally caught our attention - funny sci-fi stories featuring young heroes battling corporate goons. One of the authors joining the IFOA's Fantastic slate focusing on speculative fiction, he appears at the fest Thursday and Friday (October 25 and 26) with his new book, The Rapture Of The Nerds. readings.org.
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