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Sep 17 2012 3:30pm

September #TorChat Talks Tech With Doctorow & Stross

The Tor/Forge blog has just revealed the line up for this week’s #TorChat. This Wednesday, September 19th from 4-5pm EST (under the hashtag #torchat), they’ll be talking about technology, both in science fiction and in the book industry itself!

We’ll be chatting with two giants of the internet, science fiction, and geekery at large: Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross. Doctorow and Stross have co-authored the recently released The Rapture of the Nerds, about a post-singularity future in which Tech Jury Service members must decide about the suitability of gadgets for human consumption. Doctorow, of course, is an author, blogger, technology activist and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing, where he frequently talks about issues of copyright, hacking, and his own experiences in the publishing world. His novels are simultaneously published by Tor Books and made available for free online under a Creative Commons license. Charles Stross, author of the popular Merchant Princes series (amongst others) had a convoluted road to becoming an author, including a stint writing a monthly Linux column for Computer Shopper. He now regularly writes articles for other online publications and keeps a blog at antipope.org/charlie.

The chat will be moderated by Tor Senior Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden (@pnh). Patrick has edited Cory’s novels since the very beginning, has worked with Charlie on a number of short-fiction pieces for Tor.com, and edited The Rapture of the Nerds for Tor Books. He is also a significant online presence himself. He and his wife, fellow editor Teresa Nielsen Hayden, blog about a wide variety of topics, including technology and publishing, at Making Light. We hope that genre fans as well as tech enthusiasts will follow the chat and join in using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!

For more info, head over to the Tor/Forge Blog.

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