guest post by Hugh D’Andrade
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is hosting a fantastic Geek Reading fundraiser this Monday evening at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. Come hear some of the leading lights of contemporary science fiction read from their latest works, and support EFF’s work defending freedom and protecting rights on the electronic frontier!
Here are the details:
Cory Doctorow, Rudy Rucker, Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders
Reading from their latest works
Monday, March 23rd at 7pm
111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna at 2nd Street, San Franicsco
$25 donation, no one turned away for not being a billionaire
21 and over
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing, and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. Cory is an EFF fellow and the former Director of European Affairs at EFF. Cory will be reading from his novel, “Little Brother,” a story of high-tech teenage rebellion set in the familiar world of San Francisco. As he currently calls the UK home, this is a rare opportunity to to hear Cory read from his work in person.
Rudy Rucker is a 1st generation cyberpunk author, winner of the Phillip K. Dick Award, and author of the recent novel “Postsingular.” Born in Kentucky in 1946, Rudy studied mathematics, earning a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in the theory of infinite sets. After working 15 years as a mathematics professor on the East Coast, Rudy moved to Silicon Valley in 1986 to become a computer science professor at San Jose State University, also working as a software engineer at Autodesk, Inc. “The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul” — his most recent nonfiction book — is about the meaning of computation.
Annalee Newitz is a journalist who covers the cultural impact of science and technology, covering such topics as open source software and hacker subcultures. Annalee writes for many periodicals, including Popular Science and Wired, and since 1999 has had a syndicated weekly column called Techsploitation. From 2004-2005, Annalee was a policy analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is the editor of io9, a Gawker-owned science fiction blog.
Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction at io9.com. She organizes the Writers With Drinks reading series and is starting a weekly podcast called “I Am So Smart.” Her writing has appeared most recently in “The McSweeney’s Joke Book Of Book Jokes,” Mother Jones magazine, and the upcoming “Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2009 Edition.” Charlie wrote a novel called “Choir Boy” and co-edited an anthology called “She’s Such a Geek.” Find her on Twitter as “charliejane.”