I wrote about Cory Doctorow’s novella Party Discipline back in August, and I want to share that Cory has now finished releasing his reading of the story in four podcast episodes. If you haven’t experienced it yet, I highly recommend listening to this.
In my latest podcast, I conclude my serial reading of my novella Party Discipline, which I wrote while on a 35-city, 45-day tour for my novel Walkaway in 2017; Party Discipline is a story set in the world of Walkaway, about two high-school seniors who conspire to throw a “Communist Party” at a sheet metal factory whose owners are shutting down and stealing their workers’ final paychecks. These parties are both literally parties — music, dancing, intoxicants — and “Communist” in that the partygoers take over the means of production and start them up, giving away the products they create to the attendees. Walkaway opens with a Communist Party and I wanted to dig into what might go into pulling one of those off.PARTY DISCIPLINE, A WALKAWAY STORY (PART 4) (THE FINAL PART!)