Official Press Release
Writer and BoingBoing.net co-editor Cory Doctorow has won acclaim for his science-fiction writing as well as his Creative Commons presentation of his material. Now, IDW Publishing is proud to present six standalone graphic stories adapted from Doctorow’s short stories into comic books, each featuring cover art by some of the industry’s top talent.
Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now will be in stores June 12. It is written by Dara Naraghi, James L. Kuhoric, Dan Taylor, J.C. Vaughn, James Anthony Kuhoric and Dan Taylor, with art by Dustin Evans, Paul McCaffrey, Esteve Polls, Daniel Warner and more. Cover art contributions are by Paul Pope, Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith – and other luminaries.
Stories collected include: The Locus Award-winning “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth”; “Anda’s Game”, a story selected for inclusion in the Michael Chabon edited 2005 Best American Short Stories; “Craphound”, a story selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction XVI; “Nimby and the D-Hoppers”, selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction 9; The Hugo-nominated and Locus Award-winning “I Robot”; and “After the Siege.”
This special hardcover edition includes a Doctorow-signed and numbered tip-in plate.
IDW approached Cory Doctorow with the idea of adapting his short stories to comics in 2007 to find out if he was interested in having his works adapted. He was, and was also actively involved in deciding what stories IDW would in include in the series.
“Cory chose the stories on the basis of the ones with the best visuals,” explains IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Those that he could really see as comics. It was great fun to see these adapted so superbly by our writers and artists.”
The award-winning author wholeheartedly agrees.
“Every one of these adaptations tickled me down to my toes — they range from fantastically good to eerily get-out-of-my-head-you-mind-reading-weirdo good. What an amazing trip to have gone on with IDW!” Cory Doctorow says.
144 pages, $24.99.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; Hasbro’s The Transformers, and the BBC’s Doctor Who. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.
About Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org ), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. In that capacity, he worked to balance international treaties, polices and standards on copyright and related rights. In 2006/2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. His novels are published by Tor Books and simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing, a move that increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work. He co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, sold to OpenText, Inc in 2003, and presently serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the MetaBrainz Foundation, Technorati, Inc, and Onion Networks, Inc.