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Cory Doctorow

Canada (b.1971)

Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Little Brother. He has won the Locus Award for his fiction three times, been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula, and is the only author to have won both the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Campbell Award for best SF Novel of the Year. He is the co-editor of, writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online and Locus and has been named one of the internet's top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Cory Doctorow lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy

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John W. Campbell Best New Author winner (2000)
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2009) : Little Brother
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (2009) : Little Brother
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : Little Brother
Prometheus Award Best Book winner (2009) : Little Brother
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : Makers
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2010) : Makers
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2011) : For the Win
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : The Rapture of the Nerds
Prometheus Award Best Book winner (2013) : Pirate Cinema
Prometheus Award Best Book winner (2014) : Homeland

Cory Doctorow recommends
The Zenith Angle (2004)
Bruce Sterling
"Vibrates with fantastic in-jokes and insights . . . rockets along like a hijacked airliner heading straight at you, like a flash-worm compromising every unpatched Windows box on the net at once. Lots of books are called "thrillers" but very few are this thrilling."
Sun of Suns (2006)
(Virga, book 1)
Karl Schroeder
"Mix in one part thrilling action, one part screaming-cool steampunk tech, and one part world-building and you've got Sun of Suns... Schroeder is a master."
Rolling Thunder (2008)
(Thunder and Lightning, book 3)
John Varley
"Varley is a kind of latter-day, humanist, Heinlein, someone who writes science fiction with imagination and verve."
The Ant King (2008)
Benjamin Rosenbaum
"Urbane without being arch, sweet without being maudlin, mysterious without being cryptic."
Struts & Frets (2009)
Jon Skovron
"Will feel instantly authentic to anyone who's ever felt the pride and shame of being an outsider."
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl (2010)
Daniel Pinkwater
"Daniel Pinkwater may be my single most favorite writer in the entire world!"
The Unidentified (2010)
Rae Mariz
Among Others (2011)
Jo Walton
"A hymnal for the clever and odd - an inspiration and a lifeline to anyone who has ever felt in the world, but not of it."
Deathless (2011)
Catherynne M Valente
"Romantic and blood-streaked, and infused with magic so real you can feel it on your fingertips - Deathless is beautiful."
Planesrunner (2011)
(Everness , book 1)
Ian McDonald
"Action-packed, wildly imaginative and full of heart."
vN (2012)
(Machine Dynasty, book 1)
Madeline Ashby
"vN did not disappoint. It is a fantastic adventure story that carries a sly philosophical payload about power and privilege, gender and race. It is often profound, and it is never boring."
Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess (2012)
(Girl Genius, book 2)
Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio
"Tremendous fun"
Hungry Bug (2014)
Carlton Mellick III
"A virtuoso of the surreal, science fictional tale."
Expiration Day (2014)
William Campbell Powell
"A remarkable and heart-filled look at what it means to be human."
Lock In (2014)
(Lock In, book 1)
John Scalzi
"Scalzi takes his work to an entirely new level."
Maplecroft (2014)
(Borden Dispatches, book 1)
Cherie Priest
"Priest can write scenes that are jump-out-of-your-skin scary."
The Library At Mount Char (2015)
Scott Hawkins
"A first-rate novel… a sprawling, epic contemporary fantasy about cruelty and the end of the world, compulsively readable, with the deep, resonant magic of a world where reality is up for grabs. Unputdownable."
Every Heart a Doorway (2016)
(Wayward Children, book 1)
Seanan McGuire
"This is a gorgeous story: sometimes mean, sometimes angry, and always exciting."
Steeplejack (2016)
(Steeplejack, book 1)
A J Hartley
"A richly realized world, an intensely likable character, and a mystery to die for."
My Sister Rosa (2016)
Justine Larbalestier
"Beats The Silence of the Lambs for suspense—it's the kind of book that had me literally gasping aloud as it rattled to its incredible conclusion."
The Liberation (2016)
(Alchemy War, book 3)
Ian Tregillis
The Free (2017)
Lauren McLaughlin
"A tight, claustrophobic novel that veers between the terror and camaraderie of incarceration; I don't know when I've read a more empathic novel, and it's been a long time since I read one that was more sorrowful and joyful at the same time."
Tropic of Kansas (2017)
Christopher Brown
"Timely, dark, and ultimately hopeful: it might not ‘make America great again,’ but then again, it just might."
Autonomous (2017)
Annalee Newitz
"Everything you'd hope for from the co-founder of io9 ... Combines the gonzo, corporatized future of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash with the weird sex of Charlie Stross's Saturn's Children; throws in an action hero that's a biohacker version of Bruce Sterling's Leggy Starlitz, and then saturates it with decades of deep involvement with free software hackers, pop culture, and the leading edge of human sexuality."
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault (2017)
(All Those Explosions, book 1)
James Alan Gardner
"Snappy dialog, madcap action, and real suspense."
The Will to Battle (2017)
(Terra Ignota, book 3)
Ada Palmer
"More intricate, more plausible, more significant than any debut i can recall...If you read a debut novel this year, make it Too Like the Lightning."
84 K (2018)
Claire North
"An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, from Nineteen Eighty Four to The Chrysalids, with dashes of The Handmaid's Tale."
Infinite Detail (2019)
Tim Maughan
"Maughan conducts a masterclass in the thrill and contradictions of counterculture, the uses and abuses of networks, the ways that capitalism can bend and flex to adapt, until, suddenly, it breaks. This is a stunning debut."
Rabbits (2021)
Terry Miles
"A taut mystery for a time of conspiratorial madness, a frightening romp that forcefully reminds us of the terrible plausibility of conspiratorial thinking."
Together We Will Go (2021)
J Michael Straczynski
"Everything I read made me want to stand up and salute. I can't stress enough how significant and moving (to say nothing of gripping and sometimes hilarious) this book is. It's a magnificent piece of work that will stay with me for a long, long time."
The First Law of Thermodynamics (2021)
James Patrick Kelly
"Kelly's special genius is in writing stories that are so human that they wrench and warm your heart at the same moment."
The Actual Star (2021)
Monica Byrne
"The Actual Star is a book about sacrifice, about the long view and deep time, about the universality of human experience and the particularity of any given moment. It's a first-rate work of sf, and a hopeful and fearful book about the climate. It's just great."

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