Limited edition, slipcased LITTLE BROTHER with CC licensed original art and endpapers

HarperCollins have just brought out a beautiful limited deluxe edition of my novel Little Brother. It's a slipcased hardcover, in a limited run of 500 signed copies, and it sports eight spectacular original illustrations by Richard Wilkinson (along with some really snazzy endpapers: a map of San Francisco's Mission district redrawn as a circuit-diagram). All the art is Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licensed, too, and ready for your fan Little Brother remixes.

Now the bad news: it's only available outside of the US and Canada, due to a really silly bit of lawyerly risk-aversion about territorial rights. I'm working on seeing if there's a way to arrange to do a grey-market export to US/Canada, and earmarking, say, 100 of them for this purpose, but I can't make any guarantees. (See below!)

But the good news for Britons is that HarperCollins will guarantee delivery before Xmas if you buy before Friday! Get 'em while they last!

Update: Great news! The kick-ass UK online bookseller The Book Depository has the book for a couple pounds less than Harper Collins, and they have free shipping, and they ship to the US and Canada!

Little Brother - Cory Doctorow Limited Edition Deluxe Version

High rez, Creative Commons licensed art by Richard Wilkinson


  1. Oh, sadness =( I suppose those poor Britons with their Big Brother Government and all of the endless private surveillance issues deserve the joy of this limited edition and distribution treasure. Although, with ACTA looming over our heads, us poor Americans need a happy distraction as well. Would love to get my hands on one of these.

  2. “Get ’em while they last!”.. easier said than done, clickandbuy won’t let you use their system for payments until you have a verified credit card with them, and the verification process can take up to 3 days….

  3. Wow. That looks amazing. Sadly, as a Canadian I’m boned. Will keep an eye out though, my nieces and nephews are all getting the paperback copies at least.

    For the record, I read the free one first, and Cory gets at least 3 sales out of that from me.

  4. Holy shit, that’s a terrible ecommerce system. I’ve just called my editor at HC and she’s gone off to kick some ass. Will keep you apprised.

  5. I totally covet this. It looks great! Shame I can’t get it in Canada (yet?)

    I did just buy two copies of LB for friends of mine for Xmas though. :)

  6. If only I had known about the Book Deposit before. Now I’m stuck with HC, and I bet I can’t even cancel my order there :(

  7. Cory, I would love to buy this artwork at large poster size. Would be great for my library. Let us know if something like that becomes available.

    Also, with the holiday season, there are a ton of toy and book drives. This is a great time to share Little Brother with kids. BB readers, if you haven’t read it, I recommend it. If you have, pick up a couple of copies to donate and share the wealth.

  8. Gah, yet again I feel punished for buying this book right away when it first came out. Why was the US release’s cover art so lame compared to other releases of the book?

  9. I donated $10 to translate this book into four Burmese dialects. Cory, write about that project please.

  10. Just ordered from The Book Depository and learned *afterward* that “the last post to the US was December 10, 2009” so BEWARE if you want this for Christmas.

    I ordered it for my 15 year old son who *loved* this book and learned a lot from it (Cory…you may remember we even went to Chicago on our annual “Dad & Son Adventure” to see the Griffin Theatre’s performance of Little Brother). In an attempt to see if I can still get it by Christmas, I’ve emailed The Book Depository to see if there is any way I can pay them for DHL or some other expedited shipping.

  11. That is an absolutely fantastic-looking cover. I ended up putting it on my wishlist, so I have to wait until Jan before picking it up.

    So, did they put it in the /covers/ directory? :)

  12. Beautiful books with beautiful artwork are truly magical things.

    These look wonderful Cory, excellent job. Sadly my funds are somewhat lacking at the moment. Perhaps if somehow they do not sell out rapidly I will be able to purchase one further down the track, it would be a nice addition to my treasured books.

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