Your stories: I'm collecting stories of people who've used technology to get the upper hand when confronted with abusive authority.
America isn't the only country that lost its mind this decade.
Britain's right there in the nuthouse with it, dribbling down its shirt front and pointing its finger at the invisible bogeymen and screaming until it gets its meds. OTHER EDITIONS My agent, Russell Galen (and his sub-agent Danny Baror) did an amazing job of pre-selling rights to Little Brother in many languages and formats. I'll be updating it as more editions are sold, so feel free to grab another copy of this file ( if there's an edition you're hoping to see, or see for links to buy all the currently shipping editions. A condition of my deal with Random House is that they're not allowed to release this on services that use "DRM" (Digital Rights Management) systems intended to control use and copying.
DO SOMETHING This book is meant to be something you do, not just something you read.
The technology in this book is either real or nearly real. You can share it and remix it (see THE COPYRIGHT THING, below).
You can use the ideas to spark important discussions with your friends and family.
You can use those ideas to defeat censorship and get onto the free Internet, even if your government, employer or school doesn't want you to.My foreign rights agent, Danny Baror, has presold a number of foreign editions: No publication dates yet for these, but I'll keep updating this file as more information is available.You can also subscribe to my mailing list for more info.I've lived here (off and on) for five years now, and though I love it to tiny pieces, there's one thing that's always bugged me: my books aren't available here. Not just because they're finally selling my books in my adopted homeland, but because I'm raising a daughter here, dammit , and the surveillance and control mania in this country is starting to scare me bloodless.Some stores carried them as special items, imported from the USA, but it wasn't published by a British publisher. Harper Collins UK has bought the British rights to this book (along with my next young adult novel, FOR THE WIN), and they're publishing it just a few months after the US edition, on November 17, 2008 (the day after I get back from my honeymoon! Update, November 27, 2008: And it's on shelves now! It seems like the entire police and governance system in Britain has fallen in love with DNA-swabbing, fingerprinting and video-recording everyone, on the off chance that someday you might do something wrong.Car rental companies and mass transit and traffic authorities are watching where we go, sending us automated tickets, finking us out to busybodies, cops and bad guys who gain illicit access to their databases. The criteria for being added to the list are secret. The seductive little boxes on their desks and in their pockets watch their every move, corral them in, systematically depriving them of those new freedoms I had enjoyed and made such good use of in my young adulthood. If you believe that the answer to bad speech is more speech -- not censorship -- then you have a dog in the fight.