“Thieves Emporium” by Max Hernandez
First heard about this book the other day on the “Bitcoins and Gravy” podcast on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin network. http://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/bitcoins-and-gravy-episode-34-enter-the-thieves-emporium?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheDailyBitcoinShow+(Let’s+Talk+Bitcoin+Network+Feed)
I recommend the interview, but even more I recommend the book. It’s well worth the $1.99 price of the Kindle ebook. (via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
It uses very engaging fiction to deal with matters which I know all on this forum find important.
It doesn’t mention Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, but deals with the conflict between techno totalitarianism and the freedom made possible by the same mechanisms which make the super-state possible. It touches on a lot of key issues–not in super depth, but gives a great overview perspective on the key factors and issues in a very understandable and approachable context.
Likely a great tool to introduce people to these themes.
It is especially interesting from the perspective of the SAFE network. Many of the actions the characters must take to be secure are made easy and doable for pretty much anyone via the SAFE network.