Cory Doctorow Sounds Off About How the Best Sci-Fi Foregrounds Human Agency

“History is not on rails—it’s got a steering wheel. And we can grab it, and we can yank it.”
– Writer Cory Doctorow, praising sci-fi that shows “human agency matters,” and the march of progress does not lead to pre-ordained outcomes. In a broad conversation about capitalism and technology, the Canadian thinker explains how scams and cryptography intersect in Red Team Blues (2023), his first novel in a new series about a legendary forensic accountant.
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