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About Homeland

Source: " Cory Doctorow talk on Homeland " by Kevin Loughin , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Cory Doctorow stops by Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati Ohio to talk about his latest book, Homeland. Audio greatly improves at approximately the four minute mark.

From the publisher, Macmillan Publishers:

In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. 

A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.

Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He’s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can’t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He’s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he’s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they’re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. 

Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (, and a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; in 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

Source: " Cory Doctorow Recaps His Novel, Little Brother! " by , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

In advance of his new book, Attack Surface (out October 13th, 2020 from Tor Books) author Cory Doctorow recaps fan favorite novel, Little Brother.

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Burning Man

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Computing, Civil Liberties & National Security

Women In Computing

Social Media & Electoral Politics

Digital Equity

Programing & Cryptography

Open Internet & Access to Information

Video still from "Erasing David"

"Erasing David: Surveillance vs. Privacy in the 21st Century Data State"

Films on Demand

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"Inside the Dark Web"

Films on Demand

Opening Graphic Still from "The Net at Risk"

"Moyers on America: The Net @ Risk"

Films on Demand

Online Videos

Burning Man

Women in Computing

Grace Hopper in "Queen of Code". Video still.

Grace Hopper, the "Queen of Code".

Source: " CHM Live | Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist " by Computer History Museum , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Two of the co-authors of Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist, Ursula Martin and Adrian Rice discuss Ada Lovelace’s life in mathematics and its meaning for us today.

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The prequel to Homeland

Before Homeland, there was Little Brother. Read the exciting book that sets the stage for Homeland!

More Fiction by Cory Doctorow

Non-Fiction by Cory Doctorow

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