Stylish prose in the public domain

Having read the weblog for a while, I first discovered Cory Doctorow’s fiction when Salon published his dystopian digital-rights-management-inspired sci-fi short story, 0wnz0red.

Cover of Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic KingdomDoctorow has recently published his first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. The novel is published on paper by Tor Books, but it is also available for free download under a Creative Commons license (see previous aov post on the Creative Commons). The Creative Commons site features an interview with Doctorow about the release.

I have been reading the HTML version, but wanted to tweak the formatting to improve readability. Since the HTML version was in beautifully structured XHTML Strict markup, it was quite simple to modify.

With the kind permission of the author, here is the HTML version of Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom with my alternative stylesheet.


4 thoughts on “Stylish prose in the public domain

  1. Cool…now I’ll actually read Doctorow’s latest literary offering. Thanks Steven!

    Should Mr. Doctorow read this: I would have read it anyway, but I would have had to go to the bookstore, order it, wait god-knows-how-long and spend more student loan money I didn’t have. And if this story is as good as 0wnz0red you are offically my fabvourite SF author…Heinlein be damned!

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