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Attack Surface

Cory Doctorow's Attack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of Little Brother and Homeland.

Cory Doctorow

Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side. In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for a transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene.

Just for fun, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable.

When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she's devised are directed at her friends and family - including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists - Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt. (From Tor Books)

Cory Doctorow is a bestselling sci-fi novelist whose past books include Little Brother and Walkaway. His novella collection Radicalized was defended on Canada Reads 2020 by Akil Augustine. He is also the editor of the blog Boing Boing.

Interviews with Cory Doctorow

Activist, journalist and bestselling sci-fi writer Cory Doctorow joined Tom Power to talk about his latest novel Attack Surface, as well as the role of speculative fiction in exploring the challenges and opportunities of humanity's ongoing experiment with technology. 16:38
An introduction to Canada Reads panellist Raptors personality Akil Augustine and the book he is defending during the debates, Radicalized by Cory Doctorow. 19:45

Cory Doctorow & Akil Augustine on Canada Reads 2020

2 years ago
Duration 6:22
Toronto Raptors personality Akil Augustine will defend Cory Doctorow's book Radicalized on Canada Reads 2020. Ahead of the debates, Augustine and Doctorow chatted about the messages in his collection of sci-fi novellas. 6:22
Cory Doctorow on his Canada Reads contender Radicalized: Four Tales of Our Present Moment, a collection of four SF novellas. 16:49
Cory Doctorow talks to CBC Radio about his collection of novellas Radicalized, which will be defended by Akil Augustine on Canada Reads 2020. 6:16
In their new books, Radicalized and Infinite Detail, they have created near-future dystopias full of controlling technologies, social division and rebellions against elevators, toasters and the internet. 11:32

Akil Augustine on how Radicalized puts Canada’s most pressing issues into focus

2 years ago
Duration 5:53
The Raptors TV host explains why Cory Doctorow's short story collection highlights the problems that connect Canada to the rest of the world. 5:53

Other books by Cory Doctorow

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