Some writers are more famous as bloggers than as writers. Like Cory Doctorow . He is one of the main bloggers of the biggest Blog on the net: Boing Boing. He also has his own blog called Craphound and, apparently blogs from a high altitude hot air balloon wearing goggles and a red cape.
Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
The winners of the 2008 Hugo Awards for science fiction have been announced! (Is it really a year already since Rainbows End won?). This year’s award for best novel went to Michael Chabon for The Yiddish Policemen’s Union . It’s a great piece of speculative fiction with a really good story. It’s also a surprisingly literary choice, having already been a mainstream bestseller, proving again that Hugo winners are excellent starting points if you don’t normally read sci-fi but would like to try.
American Book Center owner Lynn discovers cyberpunk with Cory Doctorow
Last year in September, curious about the cross media festival, PICNIC, I helped sell books at this summer festival in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Although I didn’t get to hear his lecture, author Cory Doctorow was kind enough to sit down at our tiny stand and sign his books. I was lucky to witness to the invigorating conversations he had with people interested in his work. Several months later, I picked up one of Doctorow’s books from our warehouse to read over the holidays….