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Crystal Rain Tobias Buckell The Domino Pattern by Timothy Zahn Dream Park by Larry Niven and Edward Lerner Empress of Eternity by L.E. Modesitt Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer Hylozoic by Rudy Rucker Juggler of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward Lerner Makers by Cory Doctorow Mind Over Ship by David Marusek The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber Old Man's War by John Scalzi Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright Out of the Dark by David Weber The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov The Silver Ship and The Sea by Brenda Cooper Spin by Robert Charles Wilson Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder The Unincorporated Man by Dani and Eytan Kollin Watermind by M.M. Buckner The Winds of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert

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Too Much Time On My Hands

By Cory Doctorow

This column was originally written for MAKE Magazine in late 2008.

I became a dad in February 2008—during the run-up to The Day, I worked my butt off, getting as much work in the can as I could before my life got taken over by the fruit of my loins. All that hard work paid off. One day, I looked around and realized that it was *all done*. Everything. I’d been ruthless about telling people that I couldn’t even begin to consider their new projects until I had a handle on fatherhood, and I’d caught up on all the assignments and to-dos that had filled my long, long list. For the first time since I dropped out of college, I found myself with nothing—*nothing*!—to do.

Continue reading…

Starred PW review for Cory Doctorow’s Makers

Praising Cory Doctorow’s new adult novel Makers as a “tour de force,” Publishers Weekly continues in their starred review:

“Doctorow (Little Brother) uses the contradictions of two overused SF themes—the decline and fall of America and the boundless optimism of open source/hacker culture—to draw one of the most brilliant reimaginings of the near future since cyberpunk wore out its mirror shades…Doctorow’s combination of business strategy, brilliant product ideas and laugh-out-loud moments of insight will keep readers powering through this quick-moving tale.”

Read the full review.