Cory Doctorow

Author, Blogger and Internet Activist

Voices in Your Head
59 minutes, 27.1mb, recorded 2005-05-31
Cory Doctorow

What does a free speech-wireless networking-family revenge-fantasy-science fiction-magic realist novel look like? Apparently it looks like Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, by Cory Doctorow.

In this conversation with Dave Slusher, novelist, blogger and activist Cory Doctorow discusses the process of writing, wireless community networks, garbage art and the nature of normalcy.

Learn about how the group 'Science Fiction Writers of America' is actively discouraging people from reading science fiction and how science fiction novels have moved away from being the method by which like-minded weirdos meet. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is also the first novel licensed under the new Creative Commons Developing Nations license.

Cory Doctorow is the European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is an activist, science fiction writer, self-professed Disney-phile and all around muckraker. He is a blogger at Boing Boing, and recently has written for Wired, Popular Science and MAKE Magazine. Originally from Canada, Mr. Doctorow now lives in London.


  • Cory Doctorow's Website
  • Mentioned by Cory: Michael de Larrabeiti's classic children's trilogy, The Borribles


  • Description editor: Darusha Wehm
  • Post-production audio engineer: Paul Figgiani

This free podcast is from our Voices in Your Head series.