Cory Doctorow could.

He's one of the best sci fi writers out there at the moment, and he makes it easy for us broke readers by offering his work online for free. I read For the Win over two days, and even though I still hate gold farmers, it was a darn good read, so I'm posting this because I thought other gamers might enjoy it. I also feel a little guilty for not buying the book.

http://craphound.com/ftw/Cory_Doctor...or_the_Win.htm

That's a link to For the Win, you can donate and read it, purchase it and read it, or mooch like I did and read it for free.