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Cory Doctorow

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The author and activist Cory Doctorow discusses his new book Walkaway (Tor Books, 2017), writing, and more, with Joseph Planta.

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow (Tor Books, 2017).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Walkaway

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Cory Doctorow joins me now. He has just published his latest novel, Walkaway. It is described as an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity and the end of death. I’ll get him to tell us about this book which has already gotten terrific notices. In the book, we see the three main characters walk away from the clutches of a broken down modern society. It takes place sometime in the very near future, where wealth is concentrated and in the hands of the very few, and the less fortunate scrape by in desolate cities that have been gutted by industrial flight. Cory Doctorow is co-editor of Boing Boing, and a columnist for the Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and Locus. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Little Brother, as well as many award-winning novels and works of non fiction. Visit www.craphound.com for more information. The Twitter handle is @doctorow. Cory will be in Vancouver as part of a special event with the Vancouver Writers Fest tonight, 17 May 2017. That’s at SFU Woodwards, where Cory will be in conversation with our old friend Sean Cranbury. Go to www.writersfest.bc.ca for tickets and information. Walkaway is published by Tor Books. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Cory Doctorow; Mr. Doctorow, good morning.