Awesome Authors To Speak At MakerBot

Posted by on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

On Thursday, September 6, right here between the white brick walls of the MakerBot Headquarters, the notable authors Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross will be talking about their latest book and signing copies for visitors.

The book is called “The Rapture of the Nerds,” and it will contain the two previous Doctorow/Stross-authored novellas, “Jury Service” and “Appeals Court”. A third novella from will be added to the sequence, and the authors have made some changes to make them flow nicely together as a single book, published by Tor Books. From the press materials:

Suffice to say you can expect post-singularity craziness, particularly as regards patents. Also, according to Doctorow, “Jury Service” was written exquisite corpse style, with the authors trading 500-1000 word chunks back and forth, adding more with each exchange.

We cannot wait to have these guys in our space. If you can join us, please do! The event is open to the public.

When: Thursday, September 6; 7 PM

Where: MakerBot Headquarters, 314 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217



CORY DOCTOROW is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web’s twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.  His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter. Twitter: @doctorow


CHARLES STROSS, author of several major novels of SF and fantasy including Singularity SkyAccelerandoHalting State, andRule 34, is widely hailed as one of the most original voices in modern SF. His short fiction has won multiple Hugo Awards and Locus awards. He lives in Edinburgh. Twitter: @cstross


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  • Pablo
    August 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Will the book be available for purchase?

  • Andrew
    September 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for the question, Pablo. Yes, there will be books on sale on Thursday.

  • Raphael
    September 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    And when you’re done there, come on up and visit NYCResistor, Brooklyn’s friendliest hacker space! As usual, we’re having our weekly open house until 11PM. It’s around the corner at 87 3rd ave.

  • Patrick Smith
    September 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Is the book now available Andrew ?

  • Christian
    November 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Charles Stross had his head scanned at this event. Does any one over at Makerbot still have the file and if so can it be posted on Thingiverse?


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