One City One Book Author Cory Doctorow at SF Main Library, Oct. 2

Sept. 19, 2013

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One City One Book Author Cory Doctorow at SF Main Library, Oct. 2

This year’s selection is Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Image of Cory DoctorowTo highlight this year’s One City One Book: San Francisco Reads program, acclaimed author Cory Doctorow will be featured at the San Francisco Main Library on Oct. 2, speaking about his prescient and timely novel, Little Brother. Doctorow will be in conversation with security expert Nico Sell. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

Nico Sell, a security expert and longtime organizer for Defcon, is the cofounder of Wickr, a free app that provides military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages and the best available privacy, anonymity and secure file shredding features.

Book sales and signings will follow the talk.

About the Book:

Cover image of Little BrotherMarcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only 17 years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.


Little Brother is available at all San Francisco Public Libraries and also can be downloaded for FREE: