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A Place So Foreign

Auhtor: Cory Doctorow

Language: english
Published: 2000

Genres:

short story,  post 1930,  creative commons
Downloads: 11
eBook size: 134Kb

Review by A. Dent, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Place So Foreign':

A Place So Foreign and Eight More is a collection of short stories by Cory Doctorow. Six of these stories were released electronically under a Creative Commons license. A paperback edition was issued in New York by publisher Four Walls Eight Windows in 2003 with ISBN 1-56858-286-2. The collection features an introduction by Bruce Sterling and includes 0wnz0red which was nominated for the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Place So Foreign':


... of heights. After that first dizzying glimpse of 1975, I kept my eyes squeezed shut and held on for all I was worth. After a minute or two of this, my ...
... in 1898 (actually, it was 1901 by then, but I always thought of it as 1898). She'd moved the cooker into the horsebarn after a week of wrestling with ...
... or one of the expensive, foreign journals he subscribed to, and tinker and swear and hit his thumbnail and tear his pants on a stray dingus and ...
... look at him. He seemed sincere. Why aren't you playing with your chums? I don't feel like it. You just wanted to think? I guess so. Why ...
... was Jean-Paul, and he didn't speak a word of English and I didn't speak a word of French. But I took him under my wing, James, and acted like ...
... met Verne on one of his diplomatic missions, and the two had been like two peas in a pod, to hear him tell of it ??? they both subscribed to all the ...
... took off my coat and struggled out of my boots. He took them both and put them away in a closet. I'm going to have some coffee. Are you sure I can't ...
... my papers and changed into my Sunday clothes. I'd been hinting to Mama lately that a boy just wasn't complete without a puppy, so I put an extra shine ...
... up to the front and finish the lesson. Slowly, I got up from my desk, leaving my slate on my desk, and made my way up to the front. Some of the kids ...
... like a pirate. I suppose it was. I wouldn't have played it on you if I didn't have every confidence in your abilities, though. He leaned across ...
... just thinking about it. Still, there was a better way. The null-gee doughnut that our apartment was spoked into had a supply of escape-jumpers, single-use ...
... eyes, or, in one fascinating case, a woman's private parts. Mostly, they were betting shops, or bars, or low-rent bounceaterias. Even in 1975, the Saints ...
... various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that ...
... Even the title is anachronistic: no one in 1902 is going to understand what Neuromancer means. Think about it, wouldya? Why don't you do some of Twain's ...
... six months for her since I'd gone. James, you will be the death of me, I swear, she said, after she'd squeezed every last bit of stuffing out of me. I'm ...
... to go to school. I graduated you from the Academy in absentia during the last week of classes. Your report card and diploma are waiting on my desk. Graduated? ...
... huh? Reddekop was a small German with a greying spade beard and a heavily oiled part in his long hair. His fingers were long and nimble, but nearly ...
... the streets on my own, and I could tell that he didn't like that idea. ? Mr Adelson wore his teacher clothes for the affair and I wore the good breeches ...
... Identifier for, this License with every copy or phonorecord of the Work You distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or publicly digitally ...
... can also find on Amazon Doctorow: I, Robot (2005) Little Brother (2008) Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003) When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth ...