One of the best things about Cory Doctorow is that he’s weird. Not normal weird, not that he’s weird as a person (I don’t know him, so I wouldn’t know), but as a writer? He’s weird in the best way. He’s weird in that he’s thought everything through, done all the calculations, and presents to you a world that isn’t just amusing and plausible, but something that seems real. His novels feel like projections instead of speculation, plausible in a way no other writer can make their novels.