A Conversation with Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow defies simple classification as a writer. Though
he has helped to reshape the face of science fiction in the first decade of
the twenty-first century with such groundbreaking novels as Down and Out
in the Magic Kingdom, Little Brother (reviewed here by Elizabeth Anne Hull), and
Makers (reviewed here), he has left an equally profound impression on the Internet, both in his role as cofounder and editor
of BoingBoing.net and as an advocate for
Internet freedom. On the cusp of the release of his second young-adult novel,
For the Win (Tor, forthcoming in May 2010), WLT associate
contributing editor Rob Vollmar sat down with Doctorow in March 2010 to talk
about the big issues that face literature today: the relevance of print and
the permanence of digital media, how an evolving media landscape is shaping
the writer's process, and the tangled relationship between copyright reform
and Internet freedoms.
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