[Doctorow-L] A new Little Brother short story collection

Cory Doctorow doctorow at craphound.com
Tue Sep 15 13:28:23 EDT 2020

When I launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund pre-orders for the
audiobook of Attack Surface (the third Little Brother book), I threw in
a couple of *really* big-ticket rewards, more or less on a lark.


For $10K, you could commission a Little Brother story: I'd write a story
based on an mutually agreed-upon prompt and try to sell it, and make
sure your name was mentioned in any eventual sale.

I set up two of these thinking they'd never sell.

They sold in three days.

As I blocked out time in my diary to write two more Little Brother
stories - hardly an unpleasant chore! - I realized between these stories
and the two uncollected Little Brother stories (Lawful Interception and
the forthcoming Force Multiplier), I nearly had *another* book.

So I emailed my agent and said, "Hey, look, if three more people
commission stories and I write 'em and sell 'em to magazines and
whatnot, do you think someone would publish the whole thing as a

And he was like: "*duh*."

So here we are! I've just made three more commissions available on the
Kickstarter. If you've got $10K and want to help birth another Little
Brother book - a short story collection, title to be determined, this is
your chance!

And if you don't want to spend $10K (which, you know, *fair enough*),
your $15 pre-order of the Attack Surface audiobook and/or $14 ebook (or
$25 bundle) will make a gigantic difference, not just to me, but to
competition and authorship:


Also, if you're already a backer, I've got some errata for you: last
night I told how to get the free audiobook and ebook of Force
Multiplier, but I screwed up.

Here's the correct info:

If you're in the UK, Aud, NZ, SA India or another English-speaking
country (but NOT US or Canada) here's the form for the bonus story:


And if you're in any non-English-speaking country, email your receipt to:

TorAdvertising at tor.com


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