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Berkeley Arts & Letters: Cory Doctorow / Attack Surface

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Berkeley Arts & Letters hosts Cory Doctorow for his new book Attack Surface, a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Little Brother and Homeland. Please save the date and join us! 

Please note: This is a ticketed event, with each ticket including a *signed* copy of Attack Surface sent to your door (or held for pickup from Booksmith in San Francisco, if you prefer). International shipping will be invoiced separately. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email events@booksmith.com.


Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side.

In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene.

Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable.

When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family -- including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists -- Masha realizes she has to choose.

And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt.


Cory Doctorow is a regular contributor to the GuardianLocus, and many other publications. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, as is its sequel, Homeland. His novella collection Radicalized was a CBC Best Fiction of 2019 selection. Born and raised in Canada, he lives with his family in Los Angeles.


Please note: This is a ticketed event, with each ticket including a *signed* copy of Attack Surface sent to your door (or held for pickup from Booksmith in San Francisco, if you prefer). International shipping will be invoiced separately. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email events@booksmith.com.

To order additional signed copies of Attack Surfaceorder here.

This is an all-ages, virtual event that begins at 5pm PST. Duration of event is subject to author's preference.


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