book cover of Little Brother
Added by 7 of our members

Little Brother

(2008)
(The first book in the Little Brother series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Prometheus Award Best Book
Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonderful, important book…I’d recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I’ve read this year, and I’d want to get it into the hands of as many smart thirteen-year-olds, male and female, as I can. Because I think it’ll change lives. Because some kids, maybe just a few, won’t be the same after they’ve read it. Maybe they’ll change politically, maybe technologically. Maybe it’ll just be the first book they loved or that spoke to their inner geek. Maybe they’ll want to argue about it and disagree with it. Maybe they’ll want to open their computer and see what’s in there. I don’t know. It made me want to be thirteen again right now, and reading it for the first time." - Neil Gaiman

"A tale of struggle familiar to any teenager, about those moments when you choose what your life is going to mean." - Steven Gould

"A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion." - Scott Westerfeld


Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Cory Doctorow's Little Brother

Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 1-60686-744-X / 978-1-60686-744-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2010 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Little Brother (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-606-14347-5 / 978-0-606-14347-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


2008 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-730472-2 / 978-0-00-730472-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2008 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-1985-3 / 978-0-7653-1985-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2020 : Paperback
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2010 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-2311-7 / 978-0-7653-2311-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-732592-4 / 978-0-00-732592-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7653-5948-0 / 978-0-7653-5948-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-00-728842-5 / 978-0-00-728842-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Voyager - GB
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
ISBN: 0-307-71154-4 / 978-0-307-71154-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Little Brother
Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA