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April 29th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Category: Announcements, Book Stuff

Sound Unbound is now available! I recently served as Assistant Editor to Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky on his essay collection, Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. Contributors include Erik Davis, Manuel De Landa, Cory Doctorow, Chuck D, Brian Eno, Dick Hebdige, Vijay Iyer, Jaron Lanier, Jonathan Lethem, Moby, Steve Reich, Simon Reynolds, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, Bruce Sterling, Lucy Walker, and Saul Williams, among many others — and now it’s out.

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June 08th, 2007 | Comments Off on Interview about Follow for Now in DIG BMX Magazine | Category: Book Stuff, Interviews

Brian Tunney conducted the following brief interview with me regarding Follow for Now for Issue 58 (May/June, 2007) of DIG BMX Magazine. Thanks, Brian.
Roy Christopher is a Seattle-based man about town that’s been on the BMX scene for as long as anyone’s bothered to count at this point. We first featured Roy in issue 48 of Dig, discussing his interview-based website frontwheeldrive.com in the “Do You Compute?” section. Since then, Roy’s split his time between Seattle and Alabama, taking time along the way to compile an anthology of interviews he’s …

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April 15th, 2007 | Comments Off on V. Vale on Follow for Now | Category: Book Stuff, Reviews

In his RE/Search newsletter last week, V. Vale had the following to say regarding my recent interview anthology, Follow for Now:
Note that Roy Christopher has recently authored a must-have collection of his interviews, Follow for Now — order from roychristopher.com or frontwheeldrive.com This is possibly the most “cutting edge” grouping of folks on the intersection of futurism/technology/art yet seen. We couldn’t recommend it highly enough! Check out pages 120-121, 242, 265 as an example…
Many thanks due, and be sure to check out my comments on Vale’s recent book, Pranks …

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February 22nd, 2007 | 2 Comments | Category: Book Stuff, Reviews

The following blurb appeared on Erik Davis’ blog yesterday (Thanks, Erik!):
“Roy Christopher is the supersharp, humble, and very friendly guy who runs the website frontwheeldrive.com, which has long been one of my favorite spots online to feel the technoculture’s intellectual pulse — which in Christopher’s case is primarily sensed through dialogue. The thirtysomething Christopher has a rich background — skateboards, BMX, zines, hip hop, Communication Theory degree from San Diego State (which is brimming with SF writers, by the way) — and all this (or something else, perhaps an alien …

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February 01st, 2007 | Comments Off on Follow for Now: Now Available! | Category: Book Stuff

Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes is now available from followfornow.com. Copies have arrived in the warehouse (my garage) and are awaiting padded envelopes.
“This book is an exotic plant with roots sucking nutrients from the skulls of the most interesting people on the planet. Prepare to be pollinated.”
— Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of boingboing.net
Spanning over seven years, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, DJ Spooky, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Erik Davis, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine …

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November 29th, 2006 | Comments Off on Soft Skull News Blurb | Category: Book Stuff

Richard Nash over at Soft Skull posted this in their news today:
Roy Christopher, a David Frost of the counter-culture, has a new book out, and I’ll quote a Soft Skull fellow traveler, the ingenious Disinformation Company, on why you should check it out:

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November 17th, 2006 | Comments Off on Disinformation Blurb | Category: Book Stuff

From today’s Disinformation newsletter (Thanks Alex):
“A special shout out to Disinfo ally Roy Christopher, whose much-anticipated interview collection Follow For Now is about to hit bookstores near you. The collection includes stellar discussions with the key cultural luminaries, blogerati, and intellectuals of our time, from Douglas Rushkoff and Bruce Sterling to Doug Stanhope and Howard Bloom. Read the Table of Contents and you’ll see why I believe, if you’re interested in these people and their personal visions, that Follow For Now will be amongst the most important books …

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November 07th, 2006 | Comments Off on Pre-order Follow for Now | Category: Book Stuff

Appy polly logies for the multiple messages on multiple sites, but I’ve been working hard on the book-length anthology of the best of frontwheeldrive.com. Entitled Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes, the book is now available for pre-order from followfornow.com. Copies will be available in the next few weeks.