Hi all! First time making a forum thread, let's see if anyone reads it
I've been kicking around an idea for a while of doing some book reviews of "Piratey" books. I'm trying to incorporate a lot of Pirate-ish reading material onto my reading list - about things like copyright reform, freedom of information and the internet. Most would be non-fiction, but I would also include fiction that touches on relevant themes.
If there is interest, I would post reviews (probably on an ad-hoc basis, but as regularly as I can manage) of Pirate-friendly books to help other people find out about cool books (and comics, and essays) that discuss our ideals. I would also happily accept recommendations from others about what to read and review!
Here is a shortlist of some books I'm thinking of covering, in no particular order:F = Fiction NF = Non-FictionMakers
by Cory Doctorow (F)The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
by Justin Peters (NF)The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
by Tim Wu (NF)Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
by Cory Doctorow (NF)Hacking Politics: How Geeks, Progressives, the Tea Party, Gamers, Anarchists and Suits Teamed Up to Defeat SOPA and Save the Internet
by David Moon and various others (NF)No Safe Harbor: Essays About Pirate Politics
by United States Pirate Party (NF)Pirate Cinema
by Cory Doctorow (F)
(Looking at these, I definitely need some more fiction on the list... does anyone except for Cory Doctorow write fiction with these kinds of themes?)
So how about it? Ay or nay on the book reviews?