Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now

Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now[Reading] ➶ Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now ➽ Dara Naraghi – Writer and BoingBoingnet co editor Cory Doctorow has won acclaim for his science fiction writing as well as his Creative Commons presentation of his material Now IDW Publishing is proud to present six Writer and BoingBoingnet co editor Cory Doctorow has Futuristic Tales PDF ✓ won acclaim for his science fiction writing as well as his Creative Commons presentation of his material Now IDW Publishing is proud to present six standalone stories adapted from Doctorow's work each featuring cover art by some of comics' top talents including Sam Kieth Scott Cory Doctorow's PDF/EPUB or Morse Paul Pope Ben Templesmith Ashley Wood and Stories collected include The Locus Award winning When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth; Anda's Game a story selected for inclusion in the Michael Chabon edited Best American Short Stories; Craphound a story selected for Year's Best Science Fiction XVI; Nimby and the D Hoppers selected for Doctorow's Futuristic Tales MOBI ´ Year's Best Science Fiction ; The Hugo nominated and Locus Award winning I Robot; and After the Siege. Chapter 3 Craphound is the strongest story in this book about strange friendships arcane hobbies and the times when both of these pursuits go sour It was deeply touching The other stories are of uneven uality and while I agree with his stance on copyright and the DMCA I don't need to read three stories in a row that revolve around this particular cause celebre I really enjoyed these short stories in their original form but the artwork in this book was just OK and the stories did not have the same power as the first time I read them This is a bunch of stories in graphic novel format Offbeat Not what I expected If you've read a lot of Doctorow there is not much new here and a couple of tales are a bit weak I have not read these stories in their original form in fact despite being an absolutely huge admirer and fan yes these are different things if you want a definition there are many fine dictionaries available online of Cory Doctorow i have never read any of his short stories so i cannot make any comment on their translation yes translation i really mean that comics books and normal books employ two very different but not unconnected languages but the combination of Doctorow and comics and if i'm at all honest a free author approved download well worth buying a physical copy though their were many moments that i really wished i had one yeah two sets of brackets within brackets whatcha gonna do? was irresistible to me and i did really try to resist as i wanted to read the original versions first despite not having read the originals i'll chance a guess that they're better than these full which is not to say that these feel very truncated but just a bit just a tad just a tiddle just a lil' bit just a teensy tiny bit at least that's the feeling i got i can't really hold that against them though it's the nature of the industry the comic book industry that comic series be they ongoing or mini must have single issue's of no than a certain length generally 26 to 30 pages including the ads no i don't hold that against the stories nor Doctorow nor the brilliant creatives involved in the comicisation of his stories but i do hold it against the industry i didn't let it ruin my enjoyment of it as a complete work though fantastic art brilliant thought provoking stories and very incite full interviewcommentaries not perhaps as well executed in places as it could be but overall recommended for fans of comics sci fi doctorow and oddnessRanterview over rant review PS sorry for it being a bitbadly executed This is a collection of slightly surrealistic short stories in graphic novel format They are interesting and the art is good but I just couldn't get past the activist overtones Doctorow seems to have lots of axes to grind Not bad but I could only give it 2 12 stars and call it an OK ReadJust for me to remember laterview spoilerAnda's Game online gamers become crusaders for the cause of gold farmersWhen Sysadmins Ruled the Earth apocalypse comes and the nerds waste time on the internet while the world diesCraphound Alien garage sale pickers trade their junk for ours but their junk is amazing tech to usNimby and the D Hoppers Dimensional shifting cops and robbers cause trouble for people in the way of the fight but they manage to overcomeI Robot Best in the set Two major powers fight with sentient robots A cop whose ex defected learns that his side are not the good guys An anti anti terrorism who watches the watchers storyAfter the Siege parallel of the siege of Leningrad Exploitation of former communist countries by western greed mongers BS bleeeech hide spoiler This was my introduction to Cory Doctorow I am guessing something significant was lost in translation of his stories to these comics They feel a bit too abridged I don't feel these comics hold up to other sci fi comics like Transmetropolitan or DMZ but then that's probably an unfair comparison These stories are refreshingly or eerily poignant but then I can't tell if that's truly special considering Asimov and Neal Stephenson make up 90% of the sci fi I've read That said I think Doctorow is different in having a firm grasp on social issues and the ability to speak to those issues through sci fi Indeed Doctorow says he doesn't write about the future but about the present This is a uick read worth it for his alternative take on Asimov's three laws of robotics alone and impossible not to recommend since it is freely available I'm looking forward to reading Doctorow's Little BrotherhttpwwwarchiveorgdetailsCoryDo Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow has evidently written some great short stories six of which are presented here in graphically adapted form All of these stories but one When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth really struck me and made me want to read the original un adapted versions Doctorow is the first SF author I've read who deals with our mash upremix culture's concerns about intellectual property vs free speech piracy vs legal controls over research and communication and corporate profits vs human needs He revisits many of the themes of classic SF and rethinks their implications for a radically changing and changed world In addition the artwork in most of these graphic adaptations was excellent and really added to the storytelling Sadly while there is a nice array of ideas on display here the overall uality of the book is shaky The art on the whole ranges from acceptable to uite good but the stories themselves are severely lacking I can only assume this is a side effect of their translation to the comic form and even though Doctorow supervised this process I can't hold it against him until I read his original stories So overall a bit of a letdown but still interesting especially if you'd like a nice salad of science fiction rooted in political realities This is a mixed bag of adaptations of Cory Doctorow stories Some work really well in the comic format Craphound especially stands out and some manage to lose most of their luster When Sysadmins Ruled the World especially loses most of its meaning in the presentation here For every strong example After the Siege there's one that fumbles its goal Nimby and the D Raiders If you liked the original stories reading them in this format is a good choice It's also a good introduction to Cory Doctorow's work But there's nothing here that will blow you away

Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now PDF
  • Hardcover
  • 151 pages
  • Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now
  • Dara Naraghi
  • English
  • 10 September 2014
  • 9781600101724