Thanks to Andrew Leonard and Salon for publishing this when it was Themepunks.
Thanks to Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Irene Gallo, Pablo Defendini, Justin Golenbock, Liz Gorinksy, Tom Doherty and the many wonderful people at Tor for their good work putting this book into the world.
Likewise thanks to Sarah Hodgson, Alice Moss and Victoria Barnsley at HarperCollins for making this book happen in the UK.
Thanks to my agents, Russell Galen, Danny Baror and Justin Manask.
Thanks to my mother, Dr Roslyn Doctorow, who remains the sharpest proofer in the business.
Thanks to my business partners at Boing Boing, the staff of MAKE: Magazine, and to all the makers who let me hold their skateboards while they welded the killer robots.
And thanks, of course, to Alice and Poesy, who are the reason for all of it.