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Books by or about John Perry Barlow

This page lists books by John Perry Barlow, books with a contribution by John Perry Barlow, and books that are about, or partly about John Perry Barlow.

Note that books about the Grateful Dead are listed on the Grateful Dead books page.

Additions and corrections are welcome



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John Perry Barlow: books


Aces Back To Back: A Guide To The Grateful Dead, Scott Allen, 1992

Foreword by John Perry Barlow.

A guide to the Grateful Dead presented by means of a series of essays on specific subjects rather than a conventional history.

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Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads, David Shenk, Steve Silberman, 1994

Foreword by John Perry Barlow.

A dictionary/encyclopedia referencing the world of the Grateful Dead.

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Notable Speeches of the Information Age, John Perry Barlow, 1994

An audio cassette of John Perry Barlow's Usenix Conference Keynote Address given on January 17, 1994.

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The Official PGP User's Guide, Philip R. Zimmermann, 1995

The foreword is by John Perry Barlow.

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Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends, and Followers of the Grateful Dead, L. Kelly, 1995

A collection of deadhead stories and reminiscences of the band and life on the road. Includes reminiscences from John Perry Barlow and Tom Constanten. An updated edition was published in 2015.

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High Noon on the Electronic Frontier: Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace, Peter Ludlow (Ed), 1996

This book includes a three sections by John Perry Barlow.

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Clicking In: Hot Links to a Digital Culture, Lynn Hershman Leeson (Editor), 1996

A collection of 30 essays, interviews, and free-form monologues that includes two essays by John Perry Barlow.

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We the Media: A Citizen's Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy, Don Hazen / Julie Winokur (Eds), 1997

Includes a contribution by John Perry Barlow.

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The Libertarian Reader: Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao Tzu to Milton Friedman, David Boaz (Ed), 1998

This book includes an article by John Perry Barlow called The Future of Government.

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Everything We Know Is Wrong, John Perry Barlow, 1999

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Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures, Charles Hayes, 2000

A collection 50 personal narratives about psychedelic experiences by a wide range of people from all walks of life. Many of the contributors are anonymous. Others are well known including John Perry Barlow, Anne Waldman, Robert Charles Wilson and Bruce Eisner.

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Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias, Peter Ludlow (Ed), 2001

This book includes an article by John Perry Barlow called A Declaration Of The Independence of Cyberspace.

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Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age, Adam D. Thierer, Wayne Crews (Eds), 2002

This book includes an article by John Perry Barlow called Intellectual Property, Information Age.

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Encyclopedia of New Media: An Essential Reference to Communication and Technology, Steve Jones (Ed), 2002

This book includes a two page entry on John Perry Barlow: Cyberspace Activist.

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Spit in the Ocean #7: All About Kesey, Ed McClanahan (Ed), 2003

The final issue of the literary journal Spit In The Ocean which was started by Ken Kesey in 1974. This issue published after Kesey's death is as a tribute edition. Includes a contribution by John Perry Barlow.

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Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears that Shape New Technologies, Marita Sturken, Douglas Thomas, Sandra Ball-Rokeach (Eds), 2004

This book includes an article by John Perry Barlow called The Future of Prediction.

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, David G. Dodd, 2005

An encyclopedic book that annotates the lyrics of songs written by the main Grateful Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow. The annotation includes background information, cross references, and "resonances, and refractions". The book is based on the Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics web site.

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The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia, Poole/Lambert/Woodford/Moschovitis (Eds), 2005

This book includes a two page entry on John Perry Barlow.

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The Easiest Best Thing Is Be Kind, Editor: M. Luke Myers, 2007

The Easiest Best Thing Is Be Kind collects together poems, stories and essays by a number of authors collectively known as Deadheads for Darfur.

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Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future, Cory Doctorow, 2008

Includes a foreword by John Perry Barlow.

Content is the first collection of Doctorow’s infamous articles, essays, and polemics.

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Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead, Barry Barnes, 2011

Includes a foreword by John Perry Barlow.

In Everything I Know About Business I Learned From The Grateful Dead, Deadhead and business scholar Barry Barnes proves that the Dead's influence on the business world will turn out to be a significant part of their legacy.

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Beats In Time: A Literary Generation's Legacy, Levi Asher (Ed), 2011

Includes a piece by John Perry Barlow explaining how Neal Cassady inspired the Grateful Dead song Cassidy.

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Aces Back To Back: The History Of The Grateful Dead, Scott Allen, 2014

Includes a foreword by John Perry Barlow.

A history of the Grateful Dead and the post-Grateful Dead bands up to 2013.

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: 50th Anniversary Edition, David G. Dodd, 2015

A reprint edition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards.

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The Shamanic Powers of Rolling Thunder, Sidian Morning Star Jones / Stanley Krippner (Eds), 2016

The subtitle of this book is "As Experienced by Alberto Villoldo, John Perry Barlow, Larry Dossey, and Others."

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Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times, John Perry Barlow with Robert Greenfield, 2018

"Mother American Night is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable (yet completely true) story of an American icon."

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Last updated February 2020