By the time you see this, it will be May, but since I hit publish on April 30th, we're going to count it for April.
So this blog has definitely suffered a bit since I started writing for Make Use Of, dropping back to a monthly post at best. Since I like to make sure that I at least keep that alive, I'm squeaking under the wire before the end of the month.
It is tempting to call a book that requires an extensive afterward to make sense of it a failure. But I have to say that Bruce Sterling's Pirate Utopia kept my attention and kept me talking about it. Sterling created an alternate history between the wars, nesting this in the "diesel punk" genre.
Cory Doctorow has a life beyond science fiction as a copyright activist. He wrote two books on the nature of copyright that are in essay form, Content, and Context. Information Doesn't Want To Be Free would seem to be in a similar vein but is a guidebook for artists in the digital age.