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Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

Cover of "Little Brother"
Cover of Little Brother

Little Brother is a novel by Cory Doctorow, published by Tor Books. It was released on April 29, 2008. The novel is about several teenagers in San Francisco who, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge and BART system, defend themselves against the Department of Homeland Security‘s attacks on the Bill of Rights. The novel is also available free on the author’s website under a Creative Commons license.

The book debuted at No. 9 on the New York Times Bestseller List, children’s chapter book section, in May 2008. As of July 2, it had spent a total of six weeks on the list, rising to the No. 8 spot.[3] Little Brother has also won the 2009 White Pine Award,the 2009 Prometheus Award. and the 2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Little Brother was a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.[6]


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