Friday, February 22 at 7PM

Bestselling Science Fiction Author
speaking & signing
his new Young Adult novel,

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The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Wristbands are required for the signing portion of the event and available only with the purchase of a copy of Homeland from BookPeople. We will begin distributing at 9am the morning of the event.

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, Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his onetime girlfriend 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.

When Masha is kidnapped, Marcus can leak the archive—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. 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 coeditor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including The Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web’s twenty-five ‘influencers’ by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning YA novel, Little Brother, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Event date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
ISBN: 9780765333698
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - February 5th, 2013

ISBN: 9780765323118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - April 13th, 2010

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