Homeland (Cory Doctorow novel)
|Subject||Terrorism, cryptography, computer hackers, Department of Homeland Security, privacy, police state|
|Genre||Fiction / Cyberpunk|
|Publication date||February 5, 2013|
|Preceded by||Little Brother|
Homeland is a novel by Cory Doctorow, published by Tor Books. It is a sequel to Doctorow's earlier novel, Little Brother. It was released in hardback on February 5, 2013 and subsequently released for download under a Creative Commons license on Doctorow's website two weeks later on February 19, 2013.
- Marcus Yallow – Main protagonist, Marcus is a college dropout who previously led the charge against the Department of Homeland Security in Little Brother.
- Angela Carvelli (Ange) – Marcus' girlfriend.
- Joseph Noss – Independent candidate for California State Senate. After being introduced by Mitch Kapor at Burning Man, Joe eventually employs Marcus as CTO of his campaign.
- Carrie Johnstone – Main antagonist, Johnstone is now head of security at Zyz, a fictional military contractor.
- Masha – A friend of Marcus, gives Marcus the docs about Carrie Johnstone's dirty work as leverage against Carrie
- Jolu – One of Marcus' friends who helps him as he attempts to decode the USB file Masha gives him.
Homeland is dedicated to Doctorow's wife and daughter, Alice and Poesy. As in Little Brother, Doctorow also dedicates each e-book chapter of Homeland to a different bookstore: Chapters/Indigo, BakkaPhoenix Books, Barnes and Noble, Wild Rumpus, University Bookstore at the University of Washington, Mysterious Galaxy, Anderson's Bookshops, Borderlands Books, The Tattered Cover, Uncle Hugo's, RiverRun Bookstore, Gibson's Bookstore, Busboys and Poets, Politics and Prose, Books of Wonder, Powell's Books, Amazon, Forbidden Planet.
In May 2013 SF Fanzine Ansible reported "CORY DOCTOROW on the news that links to his Creative Commons licensed novel Homeland were being taken down via DMCA requests from Fox, on the basis that Fox has an unrelated tv series with the same title: 'I think you can safely say I'm incandescent with rage. BRING ME THE SEVERED HEAD OF RUPERT MURDOCH!' (TechCrunch, 21 April)"
Technologies mentioned in the book
- "Free CC-licensed ebook of Homeland is live!".
- Doctorow, Cory (2013). Homeland. Tor Books. "For Alice and Poesy, who make me whole."
- "Ansible 310, May 2013". News.ansible.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- John Biggs (2013-04-21). "Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow’s Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA takedown". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- Official Book Page on Cory Doctorow's website