Eastern Standard Tribe

By Deane Barker on February 4, 2004

Eastern Standard Tribe: Sci-fi author Cory Doctorow has released his second novel, “Eastern Standard Tribe.” Just like the first, he’s giving this one away in umpteen different formats. He makes this argument for his generosity:

…trying stuff and doing research yields a non-zero chance of success. The alternatives — sitting pat, or worse, getting into a moral panic about “piracy” and accusing the readers who are blazing new trail of “the moral equivalent of shoplifting” — have a zero percent chance of success.

I liked Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. I’ll put this one on my reading list.