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Inside: Naomi Novik's Scholomance trilogy; and more!

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I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible: 2/ Image
Naomi Novik's Scholomance trilogy: When Rousseau comes to Hobbeswarts.

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Hey look at this

* The Future is a Dead Mall - #Decentraland and the #Metaverse

* Help Save the #TexasObserver & Fight Staff Layoffs…

* Porn, Feminism & the folly of NC-17 (#Erotic90s)… 4/ Image
#20yrsago #SARS: The Mystery Illness…

#20yrsago @KPMG publishes absurd, self-serving wardriving report…

#20yrsago Facts don’t violate trademarks… 5/ Image
#15yrsago @British_Airways loses 15-20,000 bags since Thursday at supremely b0rked Heathrow Terminal 5…

#15yrsago Cartoon explains the difference between causality and covariation… 6/ Image
#10yrsago #Toronto Mayor #RobFord about to lose his job coaching high-school football?…

#10yrsago When US money was nice to look at$… 7/ Image
#10yrsago #ATMSkimming comes to non-ATM payment terminals in train stations, etc…

#10yrsago Lessons learned from #YouTube’s $300M “Original Channel” fund… 8/ Image
#10yrsago Florida polo tycoon has difficulty adopting his 42-year-old girlfriend in order to keep assets away from bio-kids, ex-wife, family of guy he killed in a hit-and-run…

#10yrsago Zombie houses: 300K+ in America… 9/ Image
#10yrsago Songwriting podcast with #RichardSherman of @Disney’s Sherman Brothers…

#5yrsago Paypal blocks payments for a @WSWS_Updates pamphlet about the Iranian opposition… 10/ Image
#5yrsago #PrivateEquity killed big box retailers, leaving empty big boxes across America, and architects have plans…

#5yrsago There’s a notorious #Nazi #ConcentrationCamp guard living in New York City and #ICE won’t deport him… 11/ Image
#5yrsago The idea behind #CambridgeAnalytica’s Facebook data-harvesting app came from a @PalantirTech employee, with support from @ericschmidt’s daughter… 12/ Image
Yesterday's threads: What comes after neoliberalism; and more!

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My latest book is Chokepoint Capitalism (with @rgibli), nonfiction about monopoly and fairness in creative labor markets.

Signed copies available from @BookSoup:… 14/
My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books, now in paperback, wherever books are sold.

Signed copies at @DarkDel:… 15/
My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, @BeaconPressBks et al) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements." 16/ Image
Upcoming appearances:

* Antitrust and Competition Conference - Beyond the Consumer Welfare Standard (#Chicago), 4/20-21…

* Red Team Blues at @MystGalaxyBooks (#SanDiego), 4/25… 17/ Image
Upcoming appearances (cont'd):

* Red Team Blues at @DarkDel (#Burbank), Apr 26…

* @BayBookFest (#Berkeley/#BABF2023), 5/6-7… 18/ Image
Upcoming appearances (cont'd):

* Red Team Blues at @WordfestTweets (#Calgary), 5/11…

* Red Team Blues event with @TimHarford (#Oxford), 5/29… 19/ Image
Upcoming appearances (cont'd):

* Red Team Blues event with @cubicgarden (Manchester), 5/31…

* @uclcs Peter Kirstein Lecture, 6/1 (#London):… 20/ Image
Recent appearances:

* Is Copyright Good For Authors? (@TWiT)

* @culturejourno: What is chokepoint capitalism?…

* Techtonic with @markhurst | @WFMU… 21/ Image
You can also follow these posts as a daily blog at no ads, trackers, or data-collection!

Here's today's edition:… 22/
If you're a @Medium subscriber, you can read these essays - as well as previews of upcoming magazine columns and early exclusives on 23/
My latest @Medium column is "Silicon Valley Noir: Red Team Blues and the Role of Bitterness in Technothrillers"… 24/
If you prefer a newsletter, subscribe to the plura-list, which is also ad- and tracker-free, and is utterly unadorned save a single daily emoji. Today's is "🧈". Suggestions solicited for future emojis!

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Are you trying to wean yourself off Big Tech? You can read my work elsewhere, but it is now a #TwitterCrime to tell you how. Please visit my site,, for links to find me on less-unhinged places (I can only imagine that my days here are numbered). 26/

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