It’s not World of Warcraft, but…
Cory Doctorow’s award-winning YA debut Little Brother tackled government security and civil liberties in a post 9/11 era—so it’s no surprise his new YA novel tackles the equally timely topics of the global economy and labor unions in For the Win. But he does it through the world of online gaming. Yes. Think World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs—this story runs from privileged gamers in San Diego to impoverished ones in India and “gold farmers” in China. Game on!
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The Motorcycle Way to Complex Plotting
By David Drake
Writers use various tools in their work. One of my tools is my motorcycle.
Well, plural: my motorcycles. Bikers learn quickly that if they expect to ride every day, they’d better have two. (And that’s if they’re Japanese, as both of my current rides are. More exotic bikes tend to be two-wheeled versions of owning a Lotus Elan.)
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By J.A. Pitts
It's freaky, this concept that I'm a Tor novelist. I remember my first science fiction book I ever read: Runaway Robot, by Lester del Rey. We got it at one of those book fairs the schools had every year. I read and reread that book until it fell apart. I knew then that someday I'd write novels and thrill some future kid, maybe inspire her to write her own stories. And I understood it took work. Authors were a rare breed, full of wit and sly wisdom. That was the thing for me.
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