Just read the first installment, and all I can say is, man, Cory is a great author, someone with the ability to predict the very near future by reading the tea-leaves of today. Go check out the story, I can’t wait for the rest.
Cory’s novel-in-progress serialized for next ten weeks on Salon
I’ve been working on a new novel since last December, working title “Themepunks.” The first third is in the can, and it is a short novel unto itself. The book is about a post-dotcom boom and bust, built on the ready availability of commodity hardware and open source code, and concerns itself with the lives of a gang of visionary tech entrepreneurs, journalists, bloggers, as well as Florida squatters, students in the midwest, and Brazilian geek activists. I’ve read aloud from it on a number of occasions, most recently at the Worldcon in Glasgow in August, and always to enthusiastic responses.
Salon magazine has begun to serialize the book, and they will publish a section every Monday for ten weeks. By that time, I hope act two will be done and Salon will be interested in it, though of course there’s no guarantee of either (but act one is self-contained and stands on its own). When the whole thing is done, Tor will publish it between covers and I’ll be doing my normal Creative Commons release, but I relish the opportunity to do what Dickens did — write a novel in serial form just a few weeks ahead of my readers.