Friday, August 12, 2011

Cory Doctorow!

You have to get your hands on Cory Doctorow's new DIY publishing project!


Cory has ingeniously embarked on a self publishing adventure for his new book, With a Little Help. With a Little Help is a collection of stories that are available instantly (and in book format) through a handful of Espresso Book Machines, including ours. You choose 1 of 4 different covers. We print it for you. You read it. If you find any typos you can email Cory and he'll update the next printed copy with the typo fix and your name in the footnotes. Imagine that!


We are so excited to be part of this project that we want to give away a few books. Leave a comment here telling us about the last book you read and we'll enter you to win a copy of With a Little Help. Don't forget to put your email address in the comment so we can contact you. Enter by Wednesday 8/17 at 10am PST.

You can see all the covers and order the books here.

54 comments:

  1. Tanis2:12 PM

    I just finished A Dance with Dragons! {Spoilerish} So much wheel-spinning, so little plot movement. Still, I enjoyed it.{/Spoilerish}

    --Tanis (lemurtanis at gmail)

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  2. I read The Tao of Wu. Even as a fan of The Rza's music I was surprised at how insightful his musings were. Bridging hip hop culture to Eastern philosophy to Islam with an easy to understand voice makes this simple to recommend. This from curtishalliday@hotmail.com.

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  3. I just finished A Dance with Dragons - !Wonderful! hblair at gmail dot com

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  4. Sergei6:25 AM

    Last book I read was Timothy Zahn's Allegiance about 4 storm troopers who defect (or at least help out) to the Rebel Alliance, it also includes Mara Jade (the Emperor's Hand) and has an interesting perspective since most of the Star Wars material I've read or watched has been from the perspective of the "good guys" turns out some of the Imperials can have that moniker as well. I did read a book about Kyle Katarn as a storm trooper as well. It was a long time ago (and I cannot for the life of me remember the name)and was a really neat look into what it was like to be a storm trooper.
    (daedalus2134 at gmail dot com)

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  5. Anonymous9:55 AM

    I just finished "The Concrete Blonde" by Michael Connelly.

    cgesq29@yahoo.com

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  6. I just finished reading Chi's Sweet Home volume 5 - irresistible kitten goodness!

    bibliogeek @ hotmail dot com

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  7. I read Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo. The plot is a ghost town in Mexico: Comala.

    I really like it.

    (omar dot vpa at gmail dot com)

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  8. Just finished John Kennedy Toole's Confederacy of Dunces. Great read!

    zhou.mandy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. awesome! Just finished Diamond Age: A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer. I love me some hard sci-fi :) random.junglist (at) gmail dot com

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  10. I just finiushed reading Daniel Solove's, Understanding Privacy. Clear, concise and logical.

    mikevlasmanatgmaildotcom

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  11. h.vitus10:58 AM

    I just re-read Salinger's Franny and Zooey, like I do every year. I always find new gems in it that speak to my situation. It's a great therapeutic book. h.vitus@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm nearly finished reading Michael Connelly's Reversal. Incognito is next in line.

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  13. Oops, previous comment mstrauch at gmail.com

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  14. Anonymous12:26 PM

    I have to say I love all the covers for Cory's book!

    I just finished "For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question" by Mac McClelland, a history of Burma's never-ending wars. It was fascinating and heartbreaking; if only the UN would actually do something to help.

    aleph.null.anya (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Charles Stross's "Rule 34"

    Near future sci-fi about the intersection of the soft police state, 3-D printing and global financial shenanigans. Possibly the best book ever written in the second person.

    -- MrJM
    misterjayem (azat) gmail (dizot) com

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  16. ianmorris2:16 PM

    Charles Stross "rule 34"

    the name is a reason to read it in it's self. spammers start dieing in strange ways, who or what is killing them. 3d printers are awesome but they can make unlicensed guns or methlabs in a brick.

    ianbmorris (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Just finished IDORU by William Gibson and just about done with THE INFORMATION by James Gleick. By wednesday I'm definitely going to need another stellar read!
    joeball.i.loveyou (AT) gmail.com

    Thanks in advance ;)

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  18. Just finished "Ghost Story" by Jim Butcher, fantastic read as always. Now I need some short story goodness! Cory rocks.

    tobi at pobox dot com

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  19. Just finished Mark Hodder's debut - "The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack". It's a great tribute to the old Victorian pulp novels and features Sir Richard Francis Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne as investigators in a steampunk, alternate-reality Britain of the 1860's. It was quite a bit of fun, and Hodder pulls off the mixture of genre staples (time travel, alternate reality, steampunk) with great panache!

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  20. I read a book about college life back in 70s. and it was an amazing journey through time.

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  21. I finally read The Iron Heel by Jack London ("a socialist classic"). It was pedantic, dogmatic, and narcissistic -- like Ayn Rand's tomes but (1) on the opposite end of the political spectrum, (2) *not* sociopathic, and (3) *much, much* shorter. That being said, I was *amazed* at how accurately it described what is going on in the country today, a hundred years later. It was a tedious read, but it gave me a sense of what American socialists were thinking in the early 1900s.

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  22. Having fun reading "Knees up Mother Earth" by Robert Rankin - a beautiful pastiche of classic tropes, for those in the know. (phil@culmer.org.uk)

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  23. Forrest3:31 PM

    Just finished "The Communist Manifesto". Figured I'd read up on this communism thing which everyone hates so much, and yet knows so little about. Turns out Marx's ideas are sound, it's the implementation wherein lies the problem. I personally love his writing style, with so many comma's and addends, because it's very similar to my own. A highly interesting and informative read. :)
    dr_cube_rules {at} yahoo d0t c0m

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  24. The last book I read was Stand on Zanzibar -- an oldie recommended to me by my Aunt.

    uberkitten at aol dot com

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  25. The last book I read was Stand on Zanzibar -- an oldie recommended to me by my Aunt.

    uberkitten at aol dot com

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  26. Anonymous2:34 PM

    I just finished Patrick Rothfuss' "Name of the Wind" - it was so amazing that I'm ashamed to have put it off for so many years!


    slicknate {at} gmail

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  27. Just finished Margaret Atwood's "After the Flood", a follow up to the amazing "Oryx and Crake". Beautiful post-apocalyptic novels.

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  28. Oh! And mariaonthemove [at] gmail

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  29. I just finished reading Jonathen Lethem's Fortress of Solitude (which I bought at UBS to send with a mutual friend to Lethem's house, where he graciously signed it for me). ebpluribus [at] gmail

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  30. Anonymous3:12 PM

    I just finished Keep On Puching: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop by Denise Sullivan

    ratzkywatzky@gmail.com

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  31. Just finished "Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss. Devoured it, and had so much fun re-reading "Name of the Wind" before it, to refresh my brain. Loving this trilogy.

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  32. I'm currently reading Pride and Prejudice (I re-read it every summer) and A Dance With Dragons... but the last book I finished was The Steel Remains, by Richard K. Morgan. It was recommended to me by Dwayne in the Sci Fi/Fantasy section, and I loved it. I'm eager for the sequel.

    jono.hanks@gmail.com

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  34. Morgan3:32 PM

    Just finished "Flaubert's Parrot" by Julian Barnes. Currently on "Miracle of the Rose" by Jean Genet and "Death and the Penguin" Andrey Kurkov. The first two, poetry. The third, characteristic Russian lit. I. Love. Books.

    morganjweaver@gmail.com

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  35. I finally finished Making Money by Terry Pratchett- good sci/fi fun.

    smoovebcoffee at gmail dot com

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  36. RiOrius3:49 PM

    Last book I finished was A Feast for Crows; I'm making my way through A Dance with Dragons, but it's taking me a while.

    riorius at gmail dot com.

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  37. Anonymous4:10 PM

    I just finished reading Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio"

    mreed217 at gmail dot com

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  38. I just finished reading The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. It's the second book in his ridiculously long Wheel of Time series. It was decent. Only slightly less good than the first book.

    -Jared

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  39. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Just read Kraken by China Mieville. I love his strange worlds.

    gyroscope4@gmail.com

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  40. I just finished Comrade Rockstar-the life and mystery of Dean Reed, the all-american boy who brought rock'n'roll to the soviet union by Reggie Nadelson

    emailocrap@gmail.com

    Blecky

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  41. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Mary Chesnut's Diar (by Mary Chesnut). I enjoyed this eyewitness account of a southern gentlewoman during the Civil War. I plan to read a bio and other similar materials because I liked the book.
    ahanson@speakeasy.net

    Amie

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  42. The last book I finished was Room by Emma Donoghue. Wish that SHE had given me the chance to point some stuff out in that!

    Anyway, I liked it conceptually. Thanks for this offer!

    becky.lipsitz@gmail.com

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  43. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Just finished My Abandonment by Peter Rock .. Interesting but a little whimsy for me.

    mjd503 at gmail

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  44. The last book I finished was Engines of the Broken World, by some strange dude name Jason Vanhee. It was epicalyptic.

    peter dot smalley aaaaaaat gmail!

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  45. I just finished Diana Wynne Jones' "Deep Secret." Despite the fact that I've reread this thing too many times to remember, it still managed to surprise me this time around. A true genius.

    laurelleake at the gmail!

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  46. I just finished "The Crying Tree" which was the most wonderful book I have read in years.

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  47. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Rule 34 by Charles Stross- Bought the book at the U Bookstore and then saw him when he came!

    scs87@uw.edu

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