Just finished Makers, Cory Doctorow‘s new novel (it’s out this fall from Tor; Cory was kind enough to give me a ms copy). It’s pure Cory – a romp through a switchback maze of ideas (very much like experiencing one of the “rides” in the story), twinned to an examination of what it can mean. to self and to society, to create something, to be a maker of things, with all the logical, legal, and emotional baggage that that identification, by self and by others (especially others who love what you do or want to make money from it; not always the same people!), tows along in its wake.
And there’s the most adorable, brave, broken goth kid in it, too.