No confirmation yet on whether this king of all wordy and open-source geeks will be parachuting onto BookPeople's roof and burning a hole through to the signing area with his brass-chased, heatbeam-shooting goggles, but we reckon the gathered crowd for Doctorow's presentation of the sequel to his bestselling Little Brother will be sufficiently spectacular itself. Recommended. (7:00).
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050
Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Full English Tea Room Thom hosts. Saturdays, 6-9pm. 2000 Southern Oaks. 240-2748 . Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.