Cory Doctorow

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Cory is a persuasive little gnome.

Mercedes Lackey, explaining why she no longer disallows Fan Works in her worlds

Cory Doctorow is a Canadian science fiction writer, blogger, and founder of the geek news site Boing Boing.

Doctorow is one of the more famous and vocal proponents of Creative Commons, and the idea that information should be shared, not protected, is a common theme throughout many of his books. All of his work is available, for free, under a Creative Commons License, on his website. He does not like Facebook's business model, and has on at least one occasion urged people to delete their Facebook accounts.

In an online chat on April 28, 2020 (edited and curated here), he named Ada Palmer, Wendy Liu, Karl Schroeder, Naomi Kritzer, Amal al-Mohtar, Tochi Onyebuchi, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Peter Watts, and Nalo Hopkinson as some of the authors who tackle technology and humanity's relationship with it in ways he admires.

If you read xkcd, you probably know him as that guy who wears a red cape and goggles... which he ended up wearing at the 2007 EFF Pioneer Awards, as seen on this page's image.

Works written by Cory Doctorow include:


Graphic Novels:

  • In Real Life (October 14, 2014; illustrated by Jen Wang)
  • Poesy the Monster Slayer (July 14, 2020; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller)

Short stories, collections, and non-fiction are listed at The Other Wiki.