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Free Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now

June 12, 2008

So everybody who reads this blog on a somewhat regular basis (all eight of you) ran out to your local comic book shops and picked up a copy of the signed and numbered Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now hardcover — featuring the story “Nimby and the D-Hoppers” adapted by yours truly — right?

Or, maybe you ordered it from amazon.com (and, it just hasn’t shown up yet because you requested the book to ship with your new Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition core rulebooks, and they’re apparently shipping those a month late now) to take advantage of their discount.

But, if for whatever reason, you don’t have a copy of it in your grubby paws you can download a free pdf version. Being that the material of the book is based on Cory Doctorow’s writings this book was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike-NonCommercial license, meaning you can copy it, share it, remix it and play with it, provided it’s on a non-commercial basis. According to Cory Doctorow himself, “Have at it.

But, wouldn’t a signed and numbered hardcover edition of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now look nice on your bookshelves. I know it would mine.

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Out Today – Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now

June 4, 2008

It’s not everyday that I’ve got a hardback collection featuring a story that I adapted hitting comic book shop and book store shelves. Available today…

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now – Hard Cover – $24.99

Writer and BoingBoing.net 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 standalone stories adapted from Doctorow’s work, each featuring cover art by some of comics’ top talents. 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 2005 Best American Short Stories
  • “Craphound”, a story selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction XVI
  • “Nimby and the D-Hoppers”, selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction 9
  • The Hugo-nominated and Locus Award-winning “I Robot”
  • “After the Siege.”

This special hardcover edition includes a Doctorow-signed and numbered tip-in plate.

Dara Naraghi, James A. Kuhoric, Dan Taylor, J.C. Vaughn (w); Dustin Evans, Paul McCaffrey, Esteve Polls, Daniel Warner, more (a); Paul Pope (c)

HC • FC • 144 pages • 6.625” x 10.187”

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now In Hardcover

May 30, 2008

Press Release:

(San Diego, May 27, 2008 ) – Writer and BoingBoing.net 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 standalone graphic stories adapted from Doctorow’s short stories into comic books, each featuring cover art by some of the industry’s top talent.

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now will be in stores June 12. It is written by Dara Naraghi, James L. Kuhoric, Dan Taylor, J.C. Vaughn, James Anthony Kuhoric and Dan Taylor, with art by Dustin Evans, Paul McCaffrey, Esteve Polls, Daniel Warner and more. Cover art contributions are by Paul Pope, Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith – and other luminaries.

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 2005 Best American Short Stories; “Craphound”, a story selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction XVI; “Nimby and the D-Hoppers”, selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction 9; The Hugo-nominated and Locus Award-winning “I Robot”; and “After the Siege.

This special hardcover edition includes a Doctorow-signed and numbered tip-in plate.

IDW approached Cory Doctorow with the idea of adapting his short stories to comics in 2007 to find out if he was interested in having his works adapted. He was, and was also actively involved in deciding what stories IDW would in include in the series.

“Cory chose the stories on the basis of the ones with the best visuals,” explains IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Those that he could really see as comics. It was great fun to see these adapted so superbly by our writers and artists.”

The award-winning author wholeheartedly agrees.

“Every one of these adaptations tickled me down to my toes — they range from fantastically good to eerily get-out-of-my-head-you-mind-reading-weirdo good. What an amazing trip to have gone on with IDW!” Cory Doctorow says.
144 pages, $24.99.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; Hasbro’s The Transformers, and the BBC’s Doctor Who. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.

About Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net ), and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org ), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. In that capacity, he worked to balance international treaties, polices and standards on copyright and related rights. In 2006/2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. His novels are published by Tor Books and simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing, a move that increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work. He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, sold to OpenText, Inc in 2003, and presently serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the MetaBrainz Foundation, Technorati, Inc, and Onion Networks, Inc.

Look at that… My adaptation of “Nimby and the D-Hoppers” is so good my name is listed twice. I’m not sure if the Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now available at Amazon.com is one-in-the-same as the editions that include the Doctorow signed and numbered tipped-in plates, but you can order it there.

Now In Previews – Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now

March 3, 2008

Another product of note from the current March Previews (issue 234) for items beginning to ship in May 2008 from Diamond Comic Distributor to the direct market…

doctorowfuturistichccover.jpgCory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now HC
Dara Naraghi, James L. Kuhoric, Dan Taylor, J.C. Vaughn (w); Dustin Evans, Paul McCaffrey, Esteve Polls, Daniel Warner, more (a); Paul Pope (c)

Writer and BoingBoing.net 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 standalone stories adapted from Doctorow’s work, each featuring cover art by some of comics’ top talents. 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 2005 Best American Short Stories; “Craphound”, a story selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction XVI; “Nimby and the D-Hoppers”, selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction 9; The Hugo-nominated and Locus Award-winning “I Robot”; and the special finale, “After the Siege.”

This special hardcover edition includes a Doctorow-signed and numbered tip-in plate.

*Note: These stories will also be offered digitally through Doctorow’s Creative Commons license.
HC • FC • 144 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-172-4

You can find the listing on page 307. The Diamond Order Code is MAR08 3807. Please pop into you local comic book retail shop and order yourself a copy. I believe this will be my first time published in a hardcover edition as opposed to soft cover or paperback.

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4 In The House

January 14, 2008
corydoctorowfuturistic4.jpgMy comp copies from IDW Publishing of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4 showed up in this morning’s mail. I figured that I would go ahead and share with the devoted readers of my blog — well, at least one of you. I’m going to have a little drawing. The prize is one copy of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4, bagged with a board. The winner has there choice if they want me to sign it, or keep it pristine without my signature for a higher resell value on a future eBay auction. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment regarding this post. I will then randomly choose one winner from all of the comments posted before 11:59 PM on Friday January 18, 2008. After contacting the winner and getting a a proper mailing address, I will mail the comic book postage paid.

And, I’ll even throw in a copy of the Ninja Bandito Preview comic book as a bonus! That’s two comic books written by yours truly, with art by Dustin Evans.

Is Issue 4 Of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here and Now Actually Here And Now?

January 3, 2008

According to the IDW Publishing web site, among their new titles scheduled to be released this week (actually tomorrow due to the holiday earlier this week) is Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4. But, I don’t see it listed on Diamond’s New Release List for this week. So I probably won’t know until tomorrow when I visit my local comic book shop and see first hand whether or not the issue is actually on the shelves. (Not that my local comic book shop will have ordered it, but I’ll drive around and hit up a few others.) It’s been awhile since I had a title that I wrote come out and I’m interested to see the final product.

For those of you that might be late in on the game, Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4 features the comic book adaptation of Cory Doctorow’s story “Nimby and the D-Hoppers” — adapted by yours truly with art by Dustin Evans, and a kick-ass cover by Ben Templesmith.

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If your local comic book shop doesn’t have the title in stock (shame on them), or if you don’t have a local comic book shop, you can order the issue direct from IDW Publishing here. If I knew for sure it was hitting shelves tomorrow I’d really be doing some hype — so be ready for some post-release hype. Thanks for the support.

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4

October 25, 2007

Honestly, as a comic book writer it’s nice to get the latest copy of Previews (the monthly catalog from Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. — the comic book distributor, for those of you that don’t live and breath to get to the neighborhood comic book shop on Wednesdays) and see a title that you worked on listed and officially being solicited. As was the case yesterday when I picked up the November edition for titles and products available in January.

So, I want to make sure that you all know about Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now #4. I adapted the Cory Doctorow story Nimby And The D-Hoppers, with art by Dustin Evans, and a cover by Ben Templesmith (see below).

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Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4
Dan Taylor (w); Dustin Evans (a); Ben Templesmith (c)
IDW Publishing continues to bring the stories of acclaimed science-fiction author Cory Doctorow to comics, this time offering up “Nimby and the D-Hoppers.” Night after night, the peaceful serenity of a non-technocratic society is shattered by the chaotic and disruptive arrival of fully automatic, laser-guided, armor-piercing, self-replenishing personal sidearm wielding dimension hoppers. Well, for the once-involved couple of Barry and Sally—enough is enough. With a cover by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Now comes the pitch, people… Please visit your local comic book retailer (if you’re not sure of where your local comic book retailer is located check out www.comicbooklocator.com) and pre-order a copy or two. The important info that you need to know is the Diamond order code, which is:

NOV07 3652

And, of course, the title:

CORY DOCTOROWS FUTURISTIC TALES HERE AND NOW #4

Be sure to pick up a copy in January. (I’ll be reminding you.) I thank you, and my mom thanks you.