The Unabomber's anti-technology diatribe made its way from the serial bomber's typewriter to the Washington Post, and now it's available in paperback.
"The Unabomber Manifesto - Industrial Society & Its Future" was published by Jolly Roger Press, a mild-mannered chess book publisher in Berkeley.It has sold about 3,000 copies in its first week, publisher Kristan Lawson said Friday. He emphasized that he has had no contact with the elusive Unabomber, who has killed three people and injured 23 in a series of bombings since 1978.
Lawson said he was struck by how many people were eager to read the manifesto when the Washington Post, with financial help from The New York Times, published it Sept. 19. The Unabomber had asked for the forum in exchange for a promise to end his campaign against industrialized society.
Lawson, who typed the 35,000-word manuscript into his computer in one session, said he wasn't impressed.
"It's boring," Lawson said. "It's not even wildly revolutionary. I've read much more inflammatory stuff."